October 29, 2020
Landing on her chest and knees [Zaytseva] and sliding across the finish with her knees over the rail, as Decker (4:00.90) had captured her second gold in dramatic fashion.
From Track & Field News
HELSINKI, Finland—Mary Decker surprised the experts at the IAAF’s first-ever World Championships....
July 28, 2016
More than 30 years after their heyday on the track, Decker and Budd still hold national records for the Mile.
By Jason Henderson, The Guardian
For an arena that bills itself as “the greatest stadium in the world”, the Los Angeles Coliseum is badly in need of a facelift. Large cracks caused by...
June 19, 2015
For the past three years, Slaney has competed in the World Championships of Elliptical Cycling at Palomar Mountain near San Diego, improving her time each year. She’ll be entered again in this year’s competition on Oct. 17.
By Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune
The world still moves quickly for...
August 12, 2013
The latest ESPN Nine for IX documentary takes a look at one of sports most infamous moments, the Mary Decker - Zola Budd collision at the 1984 Olympic Games at 3000 meters; premiers on ESPN on August 13; directed by former world class runner Shola Lynch, winner of the 1984 Millrose Games Girls'...
August 04, 2013
"A positive aspect of 1984 is that a lot of Americans came to know what women's running is about, came to know more about women's running, and followed it more."
By John Garcia, ABC 7 Chicago
I probably gave myself away pretty early in the interview when I admitted I was one of those teenage...
September 20, 2012
By Barbara Huebner, NYRR News
Some of the greatest Milers in the world have won the Fifth Avenue Mile presented by Nissan, which will be run for the 32nd time on Saturday. Sydney Maree, Steve Scott, Mary Slaney, John Walker, Peter Elliott and Bernard Lagat are among those who have broken the...
October 01, 2009
Many remember Zola Budd as the barefoot prodigy who broke world records, became a symbol of South Africa's oppression, and was blamed for Mary Decker's Olympic nightmare, but her story has more heartbreak, more hard-fought redemption and considerably more weirdness than the legend.
January 30, 2009
By Don Norcross, The San Diego Union Tribune
Mary Slaney wants to run. Not jog. Run.
There is a difference. Jogging is for exercise. Running is for exhilaration. Jogging is comfortable. Running hurts.
But Slaney, America's greatest female middle-distance runner, can't run. Not like she...
September 02, 1985
When it came up again, there was no expression there, nothing but running animal. She held her form.
By Kenny Moore, Sport Illustrated
Morocco's Said Aouita came flailing into the stretch of the 1500 meters in West Berlin's Olympic Stadium last Friday night looking as if his teeth were going...
December 26, 1983
Mary Decker is moved by a competitive yearning that rises from so deep in her character that it connects with her will to be loved.
By Kenny Moore, Sports Illustrated
What a glorious conceit it is to pick a Sportsman of the Year. Can anyone really study the ranks of different champions and...
July 09, 1979
With track outcast Sydney Maree watching from the stands, Eamonn Coghlan ran the fastest Mile of the outdoor season and Mary Decker established an American record
By Joe Marshall, Sports Illustrated
To stir interest in last Saturday's Brooks Meet of Champions at Franklin Field in...