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Feeling "a new unity with nature"

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The winds dropped, his teammates paced him, and Roger Bannister broke the 4-minute mile.

Norris McWhirter, co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records, made the announcement at the track.

Long afterwards, Bannister wrote about that run, "No longer conscious of my movement, I discovered a new unity with nature. I had found a new source of power and beauty, a source I never dreamt existed."

He spent the next fifty years treating patients and making contributions to neurology.


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