Friday, September 11, 2015

Roger Bannister's Sub 4-Minute Mile Running Shoes Fetch 5 Times More Than Expected

Photograph: Alastair Grant/AP

The running shoes worn by Sir Roger Bannister when he became the first man to break the four-minute mile have sold to an anonymous buyer for £266,500.

Sir Roger clocked three minutes 59.4 seconds in the historic race at Iffley Road Track in Oxford on 6 May 1954 when he was a 25-year-old medical student.

Bannister, who is now 86 years old, intends to donate some of the proceeds to charity.

More The Guardian

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