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...
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...
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...
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...
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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