Sir Roger Bannister has Parkinson's Disease

Sir Roger Bannister

Sir Roger Bannister

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SPORTING icon Sir Roger Bannister has revealed he has Parkinson’s Disease, just days before the 60th anniversary of his breaking of the four-minute mile barrier.

The 85-year-old was today reluctant to dwell on the subject, preferring to concentrate on the events planned for Tuesday’s commemoration.

But he told the Oxford Mail that he “does have this disability, particularly with walking, from Parkinson’s but I make as light of it as I can”.

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6:55am Fri 2 May 14

Sandy Wimpole-Smythe says...

And ? So do thousands of others who don't have a story written about them in the paper.
And ? So do thousands of others who don't have a story written about them in the paper. Sandy Wimpole-Smythe
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