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I was very sad to hear that Roger Bannister is no more. He was one of the influencers in my professional life. When I was young I was aware of his athletic feat- running a mile in less than four minutes. But my respect and liking increased when I came to know during medical school that he was also a doctor and an author of neurological text book. I could never imagine that sport and studying medicine can be done together. Because in medical school there was no time for sport except for discussing sport. But Sir Roger Bannister could do both simultaneously successfully. Which changed my attitude and behavior in medical school. I started mixing studies and outdoor sport activity which immensely helped my character. Thanks "sir" for the influence.
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