In Pictures: Remembering four-minute mile hero Sir Roger Bannister

Roger Bannister, the first runner to break the four-minute barrier for the mile, has died.

Representing Oxford University during the Inter-Varsity mile event (PA)
Representing Oxford University during the Inter-Varsity mile event (PA)

The 88-year-old died peacefully on Saturday in Oxford.

Roger Bannister changing his shoes during the AAA Championships at White City (PA)
Sir Roger changing his shoes during the AAA Championships at White City (PA)

On a windy afternoon in Oxford on May 6 1954, Bannister ran the distance in three minutes, 59.4 seconds - a feat many had thought humanly impossible.

Sir Roger with his old running shoes on the 50th anniversary of the first sub-four-minute mile (Mark Lees/PA)
Sir Roger with his old running shoes on the 50th anniversary of the first sub-four-minute mile (Mark Lees/PA)
With his two pace men Chris Chataway (centre) and Chris Brasher (Fiona Hanson/PA)
With his two pace men Chris Chataway, centre, and Chris Brasher (Fiona Hanson/PA)
Sir Roger holds the stop-watch that recorded his sporting feat (Mark Lees/PA)
Sir Roger holds the stopwatch that recorded his sporting feat (Mark Lees/PA)
The Royal Mint released a 50p coin to honour Sir Roger's milestone (PA)
The Royal Mint released a 50p coin to honour Sir Roger's milestone (PA)
Sir Roger received an honorary degree of Doctor of the University from Brunel University (Brunel University/PA)
Sir Roger received an honorary degree of Doctor of the University from Brunel University (Brunel University/PA)
Sir Roger with children from Our Lady's school in Poplar, who were taking part in a charity running day in aid of Sport Relief (PA)
Sir Roger with children from Our Lady's School in Poplar, who were taking part in a charity running day in aid of Sport Relief (PA)
Sir Roger Bannister was  made a Companion of Honour by the Duke of Cambridge (PA)
Sir Roger was made a Companion of Honour by the Duke of Cambridge (PA)
Outside Buckingham Palace with his family (PA)
Sir Roger outside Buckingham Palace with his family (PA)
Sir Roger with the Commonwealth Games baton (PA)
Sir Roger with the Commonwealth Games baton (PA)
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