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Lovelock smashes Mile world record

July 15, 1933

Kiwi legend beats American Bill Bonthron who also sets U.S. record

From NZ History

Jack Lovelock’s run at Princeton University shattered the world record for the Mile, held by Frenchman Jules Ladoumègue, by 1.6 seconds. The race was dubbed the ‘greatest Mile of all-time’ by Time magazine.

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John Paul Jones: All-Round College Man

September 01, 1913

The Cornell idol and Mile star was trained under a man who believes in the fighting spirit which wins races, but who teaches his pupils to win modestly, and to lose, if lose they must, like gentlemen.

By Samuel A. Munford, Medical Examiner, Cornell University for Outing

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Andrew J. Walsh has won 181 prizes in 10 years

January 26, 1902

Veteran athlete of Xavier AA holds indoor Mile world record amongst high honors

From The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The record attained by Andrew J. Walsh, the veteran athlete of the Xavier AA, since his debut on the cinder path, nearly ten years ago, is remarkable. This sterling athlete, in his...

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