A New Record by Norman Potter

On May 5, 1954, a twenty-five year old athlete would go to bed as an unknown. The following evening, Bannister would go to bed and be known the world over as the first man to run a mile in under four minutes, A remarkable feat at the time.

Roger Bannister, a British medical student ran the distance in 3 minutes 59.4 seconds at the Iffley Road track in Oxfordshire. The run was well planned with two pacemakers Chris Brasher and Chris Chataway to force Bannister to keep on their heels.

Nowadays there would have been cameras all around the area covering every stride that Bannister had made but on that day there was just one press photographer on the scene.

The same photographer at one time had singer Frank Sinatra on the floor of a London cinema in a headlock after attacking a photographer colleague. Who was the man behind the camera? Step forward Norman Potter.

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    It is printed on Fuji Lustre photographic paper and will have a white mount surround with solid wood frame.

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    It is printed on Fuji Lustre photographic paper and will have a white mount surround with solid wood frame.

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    51cm longest edge
    51cm longest edge
    51cm longest edge
    51cm longest edge
    77cm longest edge
    77cm longest edge
    77cm longest edge
    77cm longest edge

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