Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister, was a British middle-distance athlete, doctor and academic who ran the first sub-4-minute mile. He achieved this feat on 6 May 1954 at Iffley Road track in Oxford. When the announcer declared the time, the cheers of the crowd drowned out Bannister's exact time, which was 3 minutes 59.4 seconds. Bannister's record lasted just 46 days. Bannister went on to become a distinguished neurologist and Master of Pembroke College, Oxford, before retiring in 1993. Bannister sadly passed away at the age of 88 on 3 March 2018.