Roger Bannister " Track and Field " Sport Signed Cards Autograph £45.00
This is a superb Hand Signed white card 6" x 4" by the late English athlete best known for being the 1st person to run the mile in less than 4 minutes.
Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister, CH, CBE (23 March 1929 – 4 March 2018) was an English middle-distance athlete, doctor and academic, who ran the first sub-four-minute mile.
In the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, Bannister set a British record in the 1500 metres and finished fourth. This strengthened his resolve to be the first 4-minute miler. He achieved this feat on 6 May 1954 at Iffley Road track in Oxford, with Chris Chataway and Chris Brasher providing the pacing. When the announcer, Norris McWhirter, declared "The time was three...", the cheers of the crowd drowned out Bannister's exact time, which was 3 minutes 59.4 seconds. Bannister's record lasted just 46 days. He had reached this record with minimal training, while practising as a junior doctor.