A Rare Recording of Roger BannisterStreaming Audiobook - 2013
Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister, born on March 23, 1929, is an English former athlete best known for being the first to run the mile in less than 4 minutes, remarkably while practicing as a junior doctor. This was finally achieved on May 6, 1954 at Iffley Road Track in Oxford, with Chris Chataway and Chris Brasher providing the pacing. The resulting time was 3 min 59.4 sec. Retiring from running shortly after, Bannister went on to become a distinguished neurologist and an important contributor to research into the human nervous system. The audio is Bannister's perspective on the famous race.
Publisher: [United States] : Listen & Live Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2013.
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (4 min.)) : digital.