Cracking 4: Roger Bannister

Roger Bannister passed away today at the age of 88. He’s best known as the first person to break four minutes for a mile, which — leading up breaking 4 minutes in 1954 — was sometimes viewed as impossible to do on foot.

The following half decade after Bannister’s feat, another 20+ others joined the “sub-4 club.” It became seemingly easier to accomplish after one man refused to except expert opinion and an invisible barrier placed on human performance.

Here’s a narration of the race by the man himself:

RIP Sir Bannister,  thanks for changing the game.

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