Roger Bannister Quotes

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Roger Bannister Quotes

Sport is not about being wrapped up in cotton wool. Sport as about adapting to the unexpected and being able to modify plans at the last minute. Sport, like all life, is about taking risks.
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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.

— Roger Bannister

I raced supremely well. I felt I was as well fitted to do it as I had ever been, and as perhaps I might ever be. I went climbing three weeks before, because I was feeling fed up with running.

— Roger Bannister

It's amazing that more people have climbed Mount Everest than have broken the 4-minute mile.

— Roger Bannister

I was always a great bundle of energy. As a child, instead of walking, I would run. And so running, which is a pain to a lot of people, was always a pleasure to me because it was so easy.

— Roger Bannister

Athletics is a luxury.

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My introduction to track racing was through the background of cross country running, which is not a sport perhaps as popular in America as it is in England.

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I think that is a universal adolescent feeling, trying to find your place. The adolescent who is perfectly adjusted to his environment, I've yet to meet.

— Roger Bannister

Mothers, unless they were very poor, didn't work. Both of my parents had to leave education. My mother had to work in a cotton mill until 18 or 19, when she took some training in domestic science.

— Roger Bannister

It is the brain, not the heart or lungs, that is the critical organ.

— Roger Bannister

Every time I ran the mile I was aware of my own weakness, there was some opponent who could give me a hell of a fight, so I never went into a race with a sense of invincibility. I always had that feeling of fragility and nerves which made me run faster.

— Roger Bannister

Our concept of a family holiday was going to a guest house in the Lake district or Wales where walking was part of the holiday.

— Roger Bannister

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