Roger Bannister

Roger Bannister

British athlete and neurologist
When I was about to break a world record and become well known, my mother used to say that for her the important thing was for me to become a doctor - a career which had not been possible in her generation and in her society. Sport was something to be set aside.More Roger Bannister quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My athleticism was really the core to social acceptance, because in those days the overwhelming number of students came from more of a public school background than I did.More Roger Bannister quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.More Roger Bannister quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is a paradox to say the human body has no 'limit.' There must be a limit to the speed at which men can run. I feel this may be around 3:30 for the mile. However, another paradox remains - if an athlete manages to run 3:30, another runner could be found to marginally improve on that time.More Roger Bannister quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The reason sport is attractive to many of the general public is that it's filled with reversals. What you think may happen doesn't happen. A champion is beaten, an unknown becomes a champion.More Roger Bannister quotes [10/10/2011 01:10:48]

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