The Dream Mile continues to make history at Bislett
USA's Matthew Centrowitz, fresh from a 3:50 Mile personal record, is looking towards the Dream Mile as a stepping stone towards the podiums in both Beijing 2015 and Rio 2016.
As one of the world’s most famous track races in the world, the Dream Mile at Oslo’s Bislett Stadium will again attract the interest of sports fans from all corners of the globe at the ExxonMobil Bislett Games, the latest IAAF Diamond League meeting, on Wednesday, June 11.
The victory dais for the storied four-lap race has been graced by legends of the sport, such as New Zealand’s John Walker, the flying Moroccans Said Aouita and Hicham El Guerrouj, Noureddine Morceli of Algeria, Burundi’s Venuste Niyongabo, whilst more recently Kenya’s 2013 IAAF World Championships 1500m gold medalist Asbel Kiprop has been a three-time winner of the event.
The British trio of Sebastian Coe, Steve Ovett and Steve Cram were winners of the Dream Mile and all three established world records in the classic event during those halcyon days of British middle distance running in the 1980s.
The following countries’ current Mile records were all set in the Dream Mile in a list that will prompt many memories: Great Britain (Cram), Spain (Gonzales), Qatar (Bashir), Burundi (Niyongabo), Australia (Mottram), Ethiopia (Mekonnen), New Zealand (Walker), Germany (Herold), Somalia (Bile), Portugal (Silva), Ireland (Flynn), Canada (Sullivan), France (Marajo), Brazil (De Souza), USA (Scott) and Saudi Arabia (Shaween), to name but a few.
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