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Meet The World’s Best Runner

February 12, 1962

In the southern reaches of faraway New Zealand young Peter Snell broke the world half-mile and 800 meter records last Saturday just a week after he had run history's fastest Mile

By Leslie Hobbs, Sports Illustrated

In the stretch of the Olympic 800 meter finals in Rome last year the highly...

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A ‘Novice Miler’ Runs the Fastest Mile Ever

February 05, 1962

New Zealand's burly Peter Snell, starting in one of the few Mile races of his young career, took the lead with 340 yards to go, sprinted away from the field to better Herb Elliott's classic mark by a tenth of a second: "I think I can improve on the Mile time a little."

By Leslie Hobbs, Sports...

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Dyrol Burleson, Miler

May 30, 1960

Two-time Olympian featured on two SI covers: "The Mile was really something back then."

By Farrell Evans, Sports Illustrated

As a precocious teenager growing up in Cottage Grove, Ore., in 1954, Dyrol Burleson set three goals: run a sub-4 minute Mile as Roger Bannister had in making history...

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The New Herb Elliott

May 30, 1960

Australia's superb Miler may still be the best in the world, but he has lost his fierce dedication. Now he faces the challenge of Oregon's Dyrol Burleson, who is still hungry

By Tex Maule, Sports Illustrated

Two years ago a grim, young, hawk-nosed Australian named Herb Elliott was the talk...

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