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Track Where Sir Roger Bannister Trained to Be Reopened

September 26, 2012

By ITV News

LONDON, England - A new athletics track at Paddington Recreation Ground is to be opened today, the site where Roger Bannister trained to break the four-minute Mile. The project, which aims to leave a lasting legacy for the Olympic Games, is backed by double gold medalist Mo Farah.

Sir Roger Bannister trained at the former track in Paddington before travelling to Oxford to break the record in 1954.

Farah said that getting a new running track in Central London was great news for athletes of the future.

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