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Hero’s return

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k1080 (Published 07 March 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k1080
  1. Alison Shepherd
  1. The BMJ
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Roger Bannister is cheered by fellow trainees at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, on 7 May 1954—the day after becoming the first man to run a mile in under four minutes.

It’s an image that combines both lives of the world beating athlete who later became a renowned neurologist and who died last week, aged …

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