Roger Bannister’s Stuck Moment as an Avoider

October 18, 2011

His stuck moment:

After failing to place in the 1952 Olympics, Bannister considered leaving the sport of running altogether.

He goes for it: Instead of quitting, he challenged himself to reach the impossible: breaking a four-minute mile. 

Unstuck result: After two years of training, Bannister ran the mile in a record 3:59.4 minutes at a meet in Oxford. He later became the first chairman of the Sports Council and was knighted for his service in 1975.

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