Sir Roger Bannister: I knew I was very close.  But, you get very tired and there was a certain amount of pain and you slow up.  You think you are going faster, but your legs are so tired that you are in fact slowing.  I did collapse at the end. I think partly because if you don’t keep on running, keep your blood circulating, then you get a kind of failure.  The muscles stop pumping the blood back and you get dizzy. I did lose my sight for a bit because I was crowded in.  Everybody rushed on to the track. It was not a very well organized meeting.  It was a very informal meeting.  Then a couple of minutes later the announcement came, and was made by a friend of mine called Norris McWhirter, who later became the editor of the Guinness Book of Records, a person who was very punctilious in the management of facts and information.  He made the announcement:  “As a result of Event Four, the One Mile, was the winner R.G. Bannister of Exeter and Merton Colleges, in a time which, subject to ratification, is a track record, an English Native record, a United Kingdom record, a European record, in a time of three minutes…”  Then the whole of the track exploded and nobody heard the rest of the announcement.  So, that was it.