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Sir Roger Bannister opens up about Parkinson's fight

The first man to run a mile in less than four minutes, Sir Roger Bannister, has revealed he is suffering from Parkinson's disease.

Sir Roger, 85, made the admission in a BBC Radio Oxford documentary to mark the 60th anniversary of his famous run in the city.

He was diagnosed with the condition three years ago but has refrained from speaking publicly about it until now.

Sir Roger, who was talking to Malcolm Boyden, said: "Life has its physical challenges... but I take every day as it comes."

  • 02 May
  • From the section Oxford
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