Roger Bannister is a name that is not apparent, at least not immediately, for some of you.
(Bannister during his early days)
Bannister was an aspiring neurologist, admitted into Oxford.
During his time in med school he took a keen interest in rowing and considered joining the college rowing club.
However the coach of the team, turned him down, writing him off because he was too frail and weak looking.
Bannister took this to heart. He began showing promise in the field of athletics.
At the time no one had managed to run a mile under 4 minutes. Bannister wanted to be the first person to run a mile under 4 minutes and strengthened his resolve to achieve the same.
On 6th May 1954, in the Iffey Track over at Oxford the commentator announced "The time was 3 minutes…" The crowd went nuts.
(The historical moment in sporting history when Bannister managed to run a mile in under 4 minutes )
Roger Bannister became the first person to run a mile in under 4 minutes.
3 Bannister and 59.4 seconds to be precise.
A person who had been written as too frail and weak to become a sculler had made track history.
Roger Bannister went on to become a distinguished neurologist and considers his advancements in the field of neurology as far greater than his achievements in track events.
(Sir Roger Bannister today.)
Source: Tinkle https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
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