March 6, 2018

“Just because they say it’s impossible, doesn’t mean you can’t do it.” – Roger Bannister (1929-2018)

To Do Today: “When people say you can’t do it – that it’s impossible – never lose hope. Just because they couldn’t, doesn’t mean you can’t.” – David Copperfield

Roger Bannister, First Athlete to Break 4-Minute Mile, Dies at 88
By Frank Litsky and Bruce Weber

On the morning of May 6, 1954, a Thursday, Roger Bannister, 25, a medical student in London, worked his usual shift at St. Mary’s Hospital and took an early afternoon train to Oxford. He had lunch with some old friends, then met a couple of his track teammates, Christopher Chataway and Chris Brasher. As members of an amateur all-star team, they were preparing to run against Oxford University.

Read the full New York Times obituary here:

Daily Lenten Commitment: “Let no one come to you without leaving better and happier.” – Mother Teresa

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