I have a small list of ‘FIRSTS’ that have impressed me since 1951 –
1st to run 4 minute mile 1954 Roger Bannister
1st in space in 1961 Yuri Gagarin
1st on the moon 1969 Neil Armstrong
1st to sail solo around the world Robin Knox-Johnston 1969
1st to cycle around the world in (under) 80 days 2017 – Mark Beaumont
I am very pleased to add Mark to my list!