Christie’s announces that the running shoes worn by Sir Roger Bannister CBE when he broke the record for the four-minute mile in 3 minutes 59.4 seconds will be offered in the 10 September Out of the Ordinary auction at South Kensington. The running shoes carry an estimate of £30,000 – 50,000 and will be presented for sale together with an accompanying letter of provenance signed by Sir Roger Bannister, and a letter written by Eustace Thomas to Sir Roger prior to the race denoting ‘the lightness’ of the shoes made by GT Law and Son. We understand that Sir Roger Bannister will be donating some of the proceeds of sale to the Autonomic Charitable Trust (ACT), a charity which raises money specifically for medical research into autonomic conditions, and some other good causes in which Sir Roger has specific interests. Sir Roger Bannister CBE: “I could see there was an advantage in

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