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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?"

TRAVEL - ROADS: Oxford Half Marathon road changes

One lane closed due to Oxford Half Marathon on A4142 Eastern By-Pass Road Westbound between Horspath Road and Sandy Lane West. From 9:00 until 10:45 on Sunday 14th October.

Watlington Road in both directions closed due to Oxford Half Marathon between Grenoble Road and Berry Close. There is also no access onto Watlington Street from Oxford Road, Garsington. From 9:00 until 10:00 on Sunday 14th October.

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Emily's Big Walk raises money for treatment of childhood cancer

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Supporters of Oxford Children's Hospital are holding a fundraising event

More than a 150 schoolchildren and adults are doing a sponsored walk to raise money for Oxford Children's Hospital this morning. Sir Roger Bannister will start proceedings at 11am. People can walk at any time between 11am & 1.30pm. Some Olympic torchbearers are also taking part.

Some participants will be in fancy dress costume - the theme: Alice in Wonderland.

The public are being invited to turn up and join in. Half of the money raised will go to the children's hospital's cancer ward – Kamran’s Ward. The other half will go the Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG) to support children with cancer across the UK.

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