Famous British athletes

POSTED: 02:36 PM PDT Jul 23, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 23, 2012 

With the 2012 Summer Olympics games about to kick off in London, join us for a look at some of the most famous British athletes ever.

British athletes - Roger Bannister
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Sports Illustrated

Sir Roger Bannister is best known for running the first mile in less than 4 minutes, which he did on May 6, 1954. The achievement also earned him the honor of becoming the inaugural recipient of the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year award in January 1955.


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