Roger Bannister diagnosed with Parkinson's

Roger Bannister has revealed he is suffering from Parkinson's disease. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Sir Roger Bannister, the first man to run a four-minute mile, has revealed he has Parkinson's disease.

The 85-year-old former athlete, who went on to have a distinguished medical career, told BBC Radio Oxford he was now "having trouble with walking" because of the disease.

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