March 26, 2017
The O’Hara-Keelan breakthroughs came fifty-four years apart.
By Paul O’Shea, Once Upon a Time in the Vest
It’s a brick wall. I shall not attempt it again.
--John Landy, after running between 4:02 and 4:03 six times in 1953.
Fortunately for the track and field world, the determined...
March 25, 2017
In March 1967, the indoor Mile world record holder became the first women’s international cross country champion.
By Roger Robinson, Runner's World
One of America’s greatest distance running talents had one major flaw: She was too fast for her time.
Up until 1967, the longest race for women...
March 24, 2017
Maybe it was the endorphins, but I swear I heard 23,000 high school kids cheering.
By Charles Bethea, Outside
I was watching the 1500 meter Olympic final last summer at a bar, a few months before my 35th birthday, when I first wondered if a middle-distance runner lurked within. It was a...
March 22, 2017
Statue of the first man to record a sub-3:50 Mile to be cast by sculptor Joanne Sullivan
By Radio New Zealand
A bronze statue of New Zealand athletics legend Sir John Walker is to be placed in Manurewa town centre in Auckland.
Walker, who initially ran for the Manurew Harriers club, won the...