Roger Bannister

“However ordinary each of us may seem, we are all in some way special, and can do things that are extraordinary, perhaps until then…even thought impossible.”

roger bannister first person break the 4 minute mile
Roger Bannister was the first person to break the 4 minute mile.

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

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“It stood there as something that was waiting to be done, and I was in the right place at the right time and was ready to do it. My attitude was that it can be done, and it will be done soon, and I’d rather it were done here.”

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“Just because they say it’s impossible doesn’t mean you can’t do it.”

roger bannister breaking the four minute mile

“It is the brain, not the heart or lungs, that is the critical organ.”

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Roger Bannister 1929 – 1918