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Roger Bannister to carry the Olympic torch at the Oxford track where he made history

June 04, 2012

Sir Roger Bannister will carry the Olympic torch on the track where he became the first man to run the Mile in less than four minutes

By Tim Walker, The Telegraph

OXFORD - Although Sir Roger Bannister would have been a popular choice to light the Olympic flame at the opening ceremony, the first man to run a Mile in less than four minutes is to play his part in celebrating the Games by returning to the scene of his 1954 triumph.

Sir Roger, pictured, will be carrying the Olympic torch when it arrives at the Iffley Road track in Oxford. It was where, with the help of his pacemakers Chris Brasher and Chris Chataway, Sir Roger broke the record with a time of 3 minutes, 59.4 seconds.

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