January 19, 2012
National campaign to elevate and celebrate the storied, iconic distance
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The Mile holds a special place in Track & Field and beyond. No running distance, or field event for that matter, has the history, the appeal, the “magic” of the Mile. The first sub-4 minute Mile by...
January 18, 2012
By Doug Binder, ESPN / Dyestat
A new campaign aimed at promoting the traditional mile – while eradicating the 1,600 meters – is about to take off, and organizers say it is an important step toward connecting the sport of track and field with the general public again.
David Monico and Ryan...
July 19, 1981
A record-breaking performance... would solidify the Mile's stature as one of sport's most exciting spectacles... Who would have got excited about the 4 minute 1600 anyway?
By Craig Masback, The New York Times
Steve Ovett stood with hands on hips in silent contemplation of the men's 200...