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Black and white photograph signed by both Bannister and Chataway
Photograph signed: "Roger Bannister", "Chris Chataway". B/w, 10x8 overall (3 images on one surface). Larger image on right (4¾x5¼) shows Bannister crossing the finishing line. Images on left show the track under construction, and runners beginning the race. On May 6, 1954, Roger BANNISTER ran the first sub-four-minute mile in recorded history. The 25-year-old native of Harrow on the Hill, England, completed the distance in 3:59.4 at Oxford. He was helped in his pursuit of the record by two other runners, CHRIS CHATAWAY and Chris Basher, who by prearrangement helped him set a pace during the race. After his record-breaking run, Bannister, Chataway and Basher and their girl friends partied at night clubs until nearly dawn, yet Bannister showed up on time for medical classes the next morning, looking fresh. Australian miler John Landy soon recorded a sub-4 minute mile of his own. The two had a showdown race, which Bannister won. At the end of the year, Bannister retired from running to pursue his medical studies full-time. He later became a neurologist. Bannister's close friend Chataway had a distinguished career of his own as a sportscaster for the BBC and then as a long-serving Member of Parliament, serving as Minister of Industrial Development under Prime Minister Edward Heath (1972-1974). Fine condition.

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Born: March 23, 1929 in Harrow, London, England, United Kingdom
Died: March 3, 2018

Film Credits
A Life Unexpected: The Man Behind the Miracle Mile (in person), 2007 20 to 1 (Other), 2004 The Olympic Torch Concert Live (in person), 2004 The Four Minute Mile (in person), 2004 In the Know (in person), 2004 Breakfast with Frost (in person), 2004 Breakfast (in person), 2004 Back to the 1950s (Other), 2000 The 11 O'Clock Show (in person), 1996 100 Years of Olympic Glory (in person), 1988 The 1950's: Music, Memories & Milestones (Other), 1982 Numero Uno (in person), 1977 Bad Loser (Performer), 1958 The Ed Sullivan Show (in person), 1957 Six-Five Special (in person), 1956 Four Minute Fever (Other)

Born: January 31, 1931 in Chelsea, London, England, United Kingdom

Film Credits
A Life Unexpected: The Man Behind the Miracle Mile (in person), 2004 The Four Minute Mile (in person), 1982 Question Time (in person), 1972-1992 This Week (in person), 1967 Horizon (in person), 1964 1964 General Election (in person), 1958-1959 Panorama (in person), 1956 Four Minute Fever (Other), 1955 ITV News (in person)

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