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Mile Legend Bannister Attends Olympic 1500 Final

August 08, 2012

From Sports Illustrated via AP

LONDON - Roger Bannister will forever be remembered for four laps around the track.

So it was fitting that the first man to break the four-minute Mile 58 years ago was front and center in the Olympic Stadium on Tuesday night to watch the men's 1500 meters, known as the metric Mile.

"I feel I never really left," the 83-year-old Bannister told The Associated Press after seeing Algeria's Taoufik Makhloufi break away down the stretch to take the Olympic gold medal, the one prize he never collected.

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