The runner Roger Bannister died at the age of 88. Here is all you want to know and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
British runner and neurologist who broke the four-minute-mile barrier at the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki with a record of 3 minutes and 59.4 seconds.
He pursued his medical degree and studied at the University of Oxford and St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School.
Following his running career, he went on to become a renowned neurologist and Master of Pembroke College.
How did Roger Bannister die?
In 2011, Bannister was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He died on 3 March 2018 at the age of 88 in Oxford, 20 days before his 89th birthday.
"Life was very simple. My parents had come from the North of England, which is a fairly rugged, bleak, hard-working part of England, and so there was not the expectation of luxury."Roger Bannister
"When I was about to break a world record and become well known, my mother used to say that for her the important thing was for me to become a doctor - a career which had not been possible in her generation and in her society. Sport was something to be set aside."Roger Bannister
"The reason sport is attractive to many of the general public is that it's filled with reversals. What you think may happen doesn't happen. A champion is beaten, an unknown becomes a champion."Roger Bannister
"I think that is a universal adolescent feeling, trying to find your place. The adolescent who is perfectly adjusted to his environment, I've yet to meet."Roger Bannister
"I had always wanted to become a neurologist, which is one of the most demanding vocations in medicine. Where do you stop, after all, with the brain? How does it function? What are its limits? The work seems unending."Roger Bannister