Sir Lewis Robessart

4 minute mile man in Westminster Abbey

This memorial to Roger Banister (1929-2018) was unveiled in 2021 in Westminster Abbey. He is best known as the first person to run a mile in less than 4 minutes on 6 May 1954 at Oxford’s Iffley Road track. One of his pacemakers was Christopher Chataway who became a broadcaster then an MP. The...