Roger Bannister Autographed Photograph
Roger Bannister (1929-) was the first person in recorded history to run a mile in less than four minutes. The then 25-year-old medical student raced during a meet between British AAA and Oxford University, at Iffley Road Track, Oxford, 6 May 1954. 3,000 spectators gasped as he sprinted the last 200 yards to the finish, breaking the world record.
In later years he became a respected neurologist before retiring from the medical field in 2001.
This photographic print shows Bannister crossing the finishing line at a race. The enthusiasm and apprehension of the spectators is palpable.
Bannister has signed the image considerately across a clear space at the top, marked in blue felt pen. Measuring 8¼" x 11¾", the item is in very good condition.