Mile News


Jim Ryun to be awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

July 20, 2020

Mile legend, Olympic medalist & former congressman to receive nation’s highest civilian honor on Friday, July 24 in Washington, DC

By Taylor Eldridge, The Wichita Eagle

One of Wichita’s greatest all-time athletes is set to receive the nation’s highest civilian honor on Friday.

Jim Ryun, the...

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Frank O’Mara still an inspiration after all these years

July 18, 2020

Former World champion and Mile star using discipline of his athletic training in battle with Parkinson’s disease

By Sonia O'Sullivan, The Irish Times

In the summer of 1987, fresh out of my Leaving Cert and still a gangling 17-year-old, I was called up for my senior international debut, at the...

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Recalling Hägg’s 4:01.4 world record Mile, on its 75th anniversary

July 17, 2020

Sell-out crowd of more than 14,000 witnessed Gunder the Wonder's historic Mile race on Malmö's 393m Idrottsplats track

By Mel Watman for World Athletics

It was 75 years ago today, on July 17, 1945, in the Swedish city of Malmö that the first sub-4 minute Mile was so nearly achieved. Almost...

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Running Past an Olympic Dream: Kyle Merber

July 12, 2020

More than anything, the lockdown, in an odd and unexpected way, has led him to rediscover the joy of running.

By Scott Cacciola, The New York Times

On an overcast morning in late March, a few days after the International Olympic Committee announced it was postponing the 2020 Tokyo Games...

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