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.
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.
It comes as the former neurologist confirmed he is suffering with Parkinson's disease.
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.
"One of my pleasures in life, apart from running, has been walking. Intellectually I am not [degenerating] and what is walking anyway?"
A two-year-old child has been rescued after climbing onto the roof of a hotel in Oxfordshire. The toddler had used a ladder to get to the roof at the Tree Hotel in Iffley. A passer-by climbed up a drainpipe to rescue the child who was perched on the edge of the roof.