Mile News Tagged World Record


Jim Ryun’s run for the ages

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...

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Jim Ryun reflects upon breaking his Mile world record 50 years ago

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...

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Bloomsday to feature Mile legend Jim Ryun

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...

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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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Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Diane Leather Breaking the 5 Minute Mile Barrier

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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