June 17, 2017
Legend and three-time Olympian marks 50th anniversary of Mile world record: "One of the easiest races of my life."
Bob Burns for USATF
Jim Ryun was used to setting world records, so his 3:51.1 Mile at the 1967 AAU Championships hardly came as a surprise. What surprised him was how effortless...
April 29, 2017
“Coach Timmons would reach way down in our souls, find these amazing talents and pull them out."
By Tom Keegan, Lawrence Journal-World
Somewhere, sitting on a basketball team’s bench or listed way down on a football squad’s depth chart, or standing in front of a gymnasium door searching in...
April 27, 2017
Three-time Olympian to speak on Friday, May 5 at Lewis & Clark High School; also official event starter on Sunday, May 7 for the 41st edition
SPOKANE, Wash.—The man who many consider the greatest Miler of all-time will be in Spokane on Bloomsday weekend to share the story of his world record...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
May 29, 2014
By Peter John L. Thompson
This article has been published in its entiriety with the author's permission. It was initially published by the Canadian Athletics Coaching Center on their members blog.
Many of you reading this blog are aware of the the 60th anniversary of breaking the four-minute...
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