May 15, 1982
I see Randy Melancon in the infield. He looks me straight in the eyes, puts his head down and pumps his arms like a sprinter. I remember that like it was yesterday and I still thank him.
By Jim Hill
It sounds simple. Four laps of 440 yards, each just under 60 seconds. The third lap is the...
September 07, 1981
His latest Mile world record having lasted but a week, Sebastian Coe came racing back to regain it in Brussels
By Kenny Moore, Sports Illustrated
As the gun sounded to begin the Golden Mile in Brussels' Heizel Stadium last Friday night, Tom Byers was caught off balance. He was in the inside...
July 19, 1981
A record-breaking performance... would solidify the Mile's stature as one of sport's most exciting spectacles... Who would have got excited about the 4 minute 1600 anyway?
By Craig Masback, The New York Times
Steve Ovett stood with hands on hips in silent contemplation of the men's 200...
July 12, 1981
''It's the best Mile the world's ever seen." - Steve Ovett
By Neil Amdur, New York Times
OSLO, Norway — The Mile moved to a new frontier tonight when seven runners shattered 3 minutes, 51 seconds, led by Steve Ovett's winning 3:49.25 and an American record 3:49.68 by Steve Scott, who was...