Sir Roger Bannister (1946, Physiological Sciences) receives Oxfordshire sporting honour
Sir Roger Bannister (1946, Physiological Sciences), the first person to run a sub-four-minute mile, has been honoured for his contribution to sport in Oxford.
Sir Roger made sporting history with his landmark run at the Iffley Road track on 6 May 1954, aged 25.
He received the first Lifetime Achievement honour to be awarded at the annual Oxfordshire Sports Awards.
Sir Roger said the award “means a great deal to me”.
The Oxfordshire Sports Awards recognise the achievements of sporting individuals, clubs and businesses in the county.
In a pre-recorded video shown at the awards ceremony at the Kassam Stadium in Oxford, Sir Roger said: “Oxford has been the centre of my life for so many years and it’s a wonderful thing to commemorate those years where I’ve been so happy here.”