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3.26.17

Tom, Jack & The St. Ignatius 4 minute Mile legacy

The O’Hara-Keelan breakthroughs came fifty-four years apart.

By...


3.25.17

50 Years Ago, Doris Brown Put U.S. Women’s Distance Running on the Map

In March 1967, the indoor Mile world record holder became the first...


3.24.17

How Our Totally Average Runner Broke the Sub-5 Minute Mile

Maybe it was the endorphins, but I swear I heard 23,000 high school...


3.22.17

Olympic champion Sir John Walker gets bronze

Statue of the first man to record a sub-3:50 Mile to be cast by...


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Tom, Jack & The St. Ignatius 4 minute Mile legacy

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...

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50 Years Ago, Doris Brown Put U.S. Women’s Distance Running on the Map

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...

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How Our Totally Average Runner Broke the Sub-5 Minute Mile

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...

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Olympic champion Sir John Walker gets bronze

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...

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