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Old 03-04-2018, 06:54 AM   #1
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Roger Bannister RIP

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I second the RIP.

I was fairly shocked how little coverage this got. As a runner when I was young, Roger Bannister was simply super-human in his feat. Especially in the wake of the Olympics, you would think there would be more coverage of this.

On a side note, my ex-wife worked with his son (Clive) for a short while in a to-be-unnamed consulting firm in a to-be-unnamed South Asian City-State where Grand Banks moved in the early '70s (see, I'm keeping it vague)!

I just am gob-stopped that no one really cares about his achievements; I gather the name is so old it can't be used to generate clicks, so journalism editors today discount playing it up. So sad.
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We need some suitable music to send him off.



https://youtu.be/RY3XiM7oGj0
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I second the RIP.

I was fairly shocked how little coverage this got. As a runner when I was young, Roger Bannister was simply super-human in his feat. Especially in the wake of the Olympics, you would think there would be more coverage of this.

On a side note, my ex-wife worked with his son (Clive) for a short while in a to-be-unnamed consulting firm in a to-be-unnamed South Asian City-State where Grand Banks moved in the early '70s (see, I'm keeping it vague)!

I just am gob-stopped that no one really cares about his achievements; I gather the name is so old it can't be used to generate clicks, so journalism editors today discount playing it up. So sad.
My wife said it was on the front page of the New York Times. But I'll confess, I had no idea who he was because I just don't follow sports at all.
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We need some suitable music to send him off.



https://youtu.be/RY3XiM7oGj0
I thought that might be the score at the end of the link!

I noticed it clocked in at a little under four minutes. Perfect.
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