Sir Roger Bannister, the first athlete to run a mile in less than four minutes, has died.
The record-breaking British runner died in Oxford aged 88, his family said.
Sir Roger ran the world’s first ever sub-four minute mile in May 1954 at the Iffley Road in Oxford.
A statement released on behalf of his family said: “Sir Roger Bannister, died peacefully in Oxford on 3rd March 2018, aged 88, surrounded by his family who were as loved by him, as he was loved by them.
“He banked his treasure in the hearts of his friends.”
The athlete ran his record-breaking mile two years after finishing fourth, and setting a British record, in the 1500m at the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki.