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We are pleased to publish the letter sent today from IAAF President Lamine

Diack to Sir Roger Bannister to mark the 50th Anniversary of the running of the

world’s first sub-four minute mile.

Dear Roger,

It was a great pleasure for me to be with you two weeks ago on the occasion

of the London Marathon and although I cannot be in Oxford today, I wanted to

write to you and add my personal congratulations, and those of the World

Athletics Family who I represent, on this very special occasion.