What Is Roger Bannister’s True Legacy? Is Another Roger Building Similar Legacy?

In his death on 03 March 2018, Sir Roger Bannister left an enduring legacy that is much bigger than his breathtaking run more than six decades back.

On 06 May 1954, a skinny Oxford medical student, Roger Bannister, became the first person to run a mile under four minutes, an achievement widely regarded as one of the defining sporting achievements of the twentieth century. Prior to this day, coaches and athletes believed that running a mile under four minutes is beyond human prowess.

However, what happened in the following weeks and months was even more astounding, and defines his true legacy.