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Hero’s return

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 07 March 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k1080

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Re: Hero’s return

I spotted just one female in the photograph taken on 7 May 1954 (The Big Picture, page 386, 10 March 2018) of "fellow trainees" cheering Roger Bannister the day after he became the first man to run a mile in under four minutes. How times have changed. What has not changed is use of the mobile phone. I wonder who Roger was speaking with.

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12 March 2018
Philip J Schofield