Mile News Tagged World Record


Famous Huddersfield Olympic medalist Derek Ibbotson dies

February 26, 2017

World Mile record holder and MBE part of legendary generation of British middle-distance runners in the 1950s

By Mel Booth, The Huddersfield Daily Examiner

Derek Ibbotson, one of Huddersfield’s most famous sporting sons, has died at the age of 84.

The Longwood Harriers clubman passed away...

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A Relay World Record, PRs and More for Kyle Merber in 2017

February 23, 2017

“A lot of coaches can just get you in shape. It takes a special coach to get you to believe."

By Sabrina Yohannes, RunBlogRun

If his trademark headbands help you to locate Kyle Merber in a crowded race, you are not alone.

"It's easy for my mom to follow me," the native New Yorker Merber...

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Orville Rogers, 99, hungers for more world records

February 12, 2017

Oldest man to run 10 minute Mile: "I enjoy life... I'm very gratified to live this long and still be useful and to be able to help others..."

By Debbie Fetterman, Special Contributor, Dallas News

Dallas' Orville Rogers is a man on the go.

Rogers, 99, has been cleared by his cardiologist to...

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Jim Ryun shatters Mile world record 50 years ago

July 17, 2016

“In New Zealand, we thought the Mile belonged to us. It was a shock when Jazy broke Peter Snell’s record, but when I heard on the radio that the American kid had run two seconds faster, I thought it must be a mistake."; No American male has held the outdoor Mile world record since.

By Roger...

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Dibaba eyes third indoor world record in Stockholm

February 16, 2016

Longest standing Mile WR, 4:17.14 by Romania’s Doina Melinte (1990), in jeopardy from 1500m world record holder

By Mike Rowbottom, IAAF

Genzebe Dibaba returns to the Globen Galan on Wednesday (Feb 17) in search of a third consecutive world indoor record there in what will be her only IAAF...

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John Walker, runner, world record holder: A look back at the first sub-3:50 Mile 40 years ago

August 10, 2015

"Considering they ran a lot of miles in those days, it was a big thing. It's magical, the Mile, four laps to the Mile, people understand that."

By Steve Kilgallon, Stuff

John Walker had dreamed for years, visualising the details of the day that he would not just set a world record for the...

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Mile Moment of the Month: Heald’s Historic Run

March 17, 2014

HOKA ONE ONE presents the inaugural Mile Moment of the Month

By Bring Back the Mile

March 1972: The world was still embroiled in the Cold War, the Vietnam War was ongoing and U.S. President Richard Nixon had recently returned from paying an official visit to Mao Zedong in China. To step on...

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How I Broke the Indoor Mile Record: An Interview with a “Freak”

February 21, 2014

Coghlan owned the indoor wood in the glory days of that element, ergo his lifetime appointment as "Chairman of the Boards."

By Sarah Barker, Deadspin.com

Eamonn Coghlan is not too sensitive about the fact that today's twentysomethings were infants when he ran a Mile in 3 minutes, 49 seconds...

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The Five Greatest Irish Runners in Villanova History

March 16, 2013

By Villanova Running

While observers might differ in the rank ordering of the best of the Irish Pipeline to Villanova, there is virtually no doubt that the top four Irish imports to have ever run at Villanova are (in my own rank order): Sonia O'Sullivan, Eamonn Coghlan, Marcus O'Sullivan and...

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The Fun Miler: Former World Record Holder Tony Waldrop Reflects on His Storybook Career

April 29, 2012

In the mid-1970s, American middle-distance runner Tony Waldrop was lighting the track on fire. As a University of North Carolina senior, Waldrop set the world record for the indoor Mile, running a blazing 3:55.0 on February 17, 1974 in San Diego. Earlier that same year, he became the first man to...

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