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Roger Bannister

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I was always a great bundle of energy. As a child, instead of walking, I would run. And so running, which is a pain to a lot of people, was always a pleasure to me because it was so easy.

— Roger Bannister

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If there was the opportunity to climb a mountain, or to go ballooning, or some adventurous activity, I would always be keen to do it. I loved the countryside.

— Roger Bannister

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I raced supremely well. I felt I was as well fitted to do it as I had ever been, and as perhaps I might ever be. I went climbing three weeks before, because I was feeling fed up with running.

— Roger Bannister

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Athletics is a luxury.

— Roger Bannister


I came from such a simple origin, without any great privilege, and I would say I also wanted to make a mark. It wasn't until I was about 15 that I appeared in a race.

— Roger Bannister

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I couldn't disappoint people. I did not want to fail and exhaust myself, because I was the kind of runner who trained so little that I couldn't race again within another 10 days.

— Roger Bannister

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I enjoy singing, and the instruments which truly move me are the horn, the trumpet and the cello.

— Roger Bannister

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I found longer races boring. I found the mile just perfect.

— Roger Bannister

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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

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The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.

— Roger Bannister

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About Roger Bannister

Roger Bannister Quotes

Did you know about Roger Bannister?

Bannister running for England competed against Landy for the first time in a race billed as "The Miracle Mile". Just 46 days later on 21 June in Turku Finland Bannister's record was broken by his rival Landy with a time of 3 min 57. When he ran his semifinal Bannister finiRoger Bannisterd fifth and thereby qualified for the final but he felt "blown and unhappy.

When the announcer declared "The time was three. " the cheers of the crowd drowned-out the details of the result which was 3 min 59. When asked whether the 4-minute mile was his proudest achievement he said he felt prouder of his contribution to academic medicine through research into the responses of the nervous system.

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