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04th December 2014

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 onĀ 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.”

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