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Going Head to Head: Who is the Greatest Miler in History?

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 tape on one of the most famous avenues on the planet. Where do they stand in a hallowed history at the distance that includes Roger Bannister, Jim Ryun, Glenn Cunningham, Francie Larrieu, Sebastian Coe, Said Aouita, and Hicham El Guerrouj? And how does one measure greatness? We’ve asked Neil Amdur, former sports editor of the New York Times, and Neil Wilson, a longtime top athletics writer in Great Britain, to sort things out.

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