Birthday: 23.03 . 1929 the year
Age: 88 years DEATH March 4, 2018
Place of Birth: Harrow , United Kingdom Citizenship: United KingdomOriginal name: Roger Gilbert Bannister Original name: Roger Gilbert Bannister
The first winner of the ‘4-minute barrier’
Roger Bannister believes that he helped humanity the most with his works in neurology – and, indeed, in this area he succeeded fairly. True glory to Roger, however, brought one day, to neurology is not a relationship – the day when Roger Bannister put on the treadmill record previously considered medically impossible.
Glory to the British Roger Bannister brought one particular day – May 6, 1954; It was on this day that Roger committed what was previously considered impossible. People have always had a certain weakness for whole and round figures; until this moment no one could run a mile a mile faster than in 4 minutes – and as a consequence, this limit was considered a very, very serious achievement. The Daily Telegraph reported this record as “the greatest goal in the history of sports,” an “elusive and unattainable, like Everest.” Everest could conquer on May 23, 1953, and a distance of a mile Roger Bannister conquered almost a year later. Edmund Hillary(Edmund Hilary) and Tenzig Norgay (Tenzing Norgay), of course, overcame far more distance, but before the Bannister the task was also not an easy one. The word ‘impossible’ was not used for the intended purpose; medical physiologists told Roger that it was impossible to run a mile faster than in 4 minutes – and that even if he tried to do something like that, he was seriously at risk of health. However, if someone could do this ‘impossible’, then it was Roger Bannister .
Performed his feat Bannister on the site of the University of Oxford, as part of the annual match between the University team and the Association of Athletes-Lovers. In addition to the Roger’s race involved two of his closest friends, Chris Cheteuey (Chris Chataway) and Chris Brasher (Chris Brasher); Attempts between the three athletes were planned quite carefully.
|The achievement of Roger was important not only for himself, but for the whole world. After breaking the world record, Bannister showed that a person is able to overcome the 4-minute barrier, thus destroying the existing barrier in human minds. Subsequently, other runners repeated and improved the result shown by Bannister – but he was the first and remained to this day.|
In 2002, Channel 4 conducted a special survey; according to the results of this poll Bannister’s race got on the 13th place in the rating of “100 greatest sporting moments”. In 2004, in honor of the 50th anniversary of Roger’s record, Bannister was interviewed for the ‘BBC’. Among other things, in this interview, Bunnister was asked about whether he considers victory over the 4-minute barrier his greatest achievement. Strangely enough, but Roger said no; he said that the next 40 years as a practicing neurologist and some innovations introduced during this period, he regards as much more important an act. The greatest contribution Roger made in the field of research of vegetative deficiencies.