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Sports Personality of Year: Remembering Bannister, Regis, Bristow and the other stars we have lost

Former England, Coventry and West Brom striker Cyrille Regis sadly passed away in 2018

A host of figures from the world of sport passed away in 2018.

Here, we remember the sporting names who have died since the 2017 Sports Personality of the Year programme.


The legendary Sir Roger Bannister was the first man to run a mile in under four minutes

The first man to break the four-minute mile, Sir Roger Bannister.

Kenyan 2015 world 400m hurdles champion Nicholas Bett.

Polish three-time Olympic gold medallist and setter of 10 world records Irena Szewinska.

American 3,000m steeplechase gold medallist at the 1952 Olympics Horace Ashenfelter