Mile News Tagged Ray Flynn


Ray Flynn: Born to run and still in love with the sport

October 09, 2017

"When it's all said and done, it's a personal endeavor. It's an opportunity to do something that makes you feel better about yourself; it's an identity."

By John Greene, Independent

Another time. Another place. A stellar field of international superstar athletes gathered in the Mardyke in...

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Ray Flynn to star in Longford Mile event

September 22, 2017

The running legend & two-time Olympian, who still holds the Irish record for the Mile, is very much revered locally.

By Liam Cosgrove, Longford Leader

Longford athlete and two-time Olympian Ray Flynn will be the center of attention in the county town in a little over a week's time when he...

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Irish Mile legend and Olympian Ray Flynn looks back on his storied career

July 05, 2017

"I wasn’t afraid I would die; I knew I was dying."

By Cathal Dennehy, Independent.ie

For those who suffer through the sadistic challenge of a sub-4 minute Mile, there is a sound that offers hope, which arrives as both a sweet reprieve and a call to arms in their time of despair. It's the...

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Mile Moment of the Month: Steve Scott’s Dream Mile 1982

July 07, 2014

HOKA ONE ONE presents the Mile Moment of the Month

By Bring Back the Mile

A Mile is four laps on the track that some have called the perfect distance and a four-act play. Oslo's Bislett Games Dream Mile in the 1980s was the pinnacle of this classic distance, pitting world class Milers against...

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Making the Most of Your Mile: Ray Flynn Mile at the Tri-Cities Track Classic

April 18, 2013

Tri-Cities Track Classic in Johnson City, TN to honor Ray Flynn with HS Boys' Mile

By Bring Back the Mile

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - The Tri-Cities Track Classic, organized by Knoxville Youth Athletics, is hosting its annual Track & Field festival for the first time at Kermit Tipton Stadium at...

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Alan Webb Is Moving, But Where?

September 24, 2012

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

Is American Mile record holder Alan Webb going to end up in Portland, Oregon? Piecing together what information we do we have -- we haven't gotten responses from Webb or from his agent Ray Flynn, but will update if we do -- the answer is looking more and more...

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He had the Time of His Life

March 07, 1983

In the season finale, Eamonn Coghlan lowered his indoor Mile record to 3:49.78: "All I could think of was my coach, Gerry Farnan and my father. I was saying, hey, this is for you guys."

By Craig Neff, Sports Illustrated

Eamonn Coghlan lay in his New Jersey hotel room early last Sunday...

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