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Sir Roger Bannister looks back on his 4 minute mile

Today marks 60 years since Sir Roger Bannister slashed records across the world when he ran a mile in four minutes for the first time. The record-breaker ran the distance when he was at Oxford University. Divya Kohli joins the man himself as he looks back on what it was like to break such a record.

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Sir Roger Bannister remembers the 4 minute mile

It's sixty years since Sir Roger Bannister became the first man to run a mile in under four minutes. Sir Roger made sporting history with his landmark run at Oxford's Iffley Road track in 1954.

Sir Roger Bannister completes a mile in under four minutes Credit: ITV Meridian

It comes as the former neurologist confirmed he is suffering with Parkinson's disease.

Sir Roger Bannister completes a mile in under four minutes Credit: ITV Meridian

Sir Roger said, "I am being well looked after and I don't intend to let it interfere - as much as I can. Just consider the alternatives - that is the way I look at it.

Sir Roger Bannister completes a mile in under four minutes Credit: ITV Meridian

"One of my pleasures in life, apart from running, has been walking. Intellectually I am not [degenerating] and what is walking anyway?"