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Sir Roger Bannister

(1929-2018), Physician and middle distance runner; Olympian and first person to break the four minute mile

Sitter in 4 portraits
Athlete and physician; Competed in the 1500m at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. In 1954 he broke the '4 minute barrier', by running a mile in 3 minutes, 59.4 seconds. Consultant to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, and to St Mary's Hospital and Medical School, London'; Master, Pembroke College, Oxford (1985-93).

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Sir Christopher John Chataway; Sir Roger Bannister, by Planet News - NPG x184290

Sir Christopher John Chataway; Sir Roger Bannister

by Planet News
bromide press print, 25 March 1952
NPG x184290

Sir Roger Bannister; Sir Christopher John Chataway, by Central Press - NPG x45737

Sir Roger Bannister; Sir Christopher John Chataway

by Central Press
bromide print, 6 May 1954
On display in Room 28 on Floor 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x45737

Sir Roger Bannister, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x163872

Sir Roger Bannister

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 30 April 1968
NPG x163872


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