April 14, 2021
Two-time NCAA champion set 1500m collegiate & meet record and later finished 4th at the Berlin Olympic in 1936
Archie San Romani of Emporia State was virtually unknown when he won the Mile at the 1935 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Berkeley, California.
July 03, 2014
His resilience under unspeakable suffering as Japanese POW during World War II more than earned him every moment of this later heroic acclaim.
By Roger Robinson, Runner's World
Louis Zamperini, a 1936 U.S. Olympian at 5000 meters and the subject of the best-selling book Unbroken, has died at...
June 01, 2011
'King of the Mile' Glenn Cunningham was a real hero of mine... he did the impossible. He was burnt as a child from his arms to his legs to his feet to his back and the doctors said he would never walk again.
By Gary Cohen, GaryCohenRunning.com
Louis Zamperini placed eighth in the 5000 meters...
February 15, 2003
''I don't consider myself a hero, but more of a grateful survivor.''
By Ira Berkow, New York Times
In June 1944, Anthony & Louise Zamperini were at their home in Torrance, Calif., when they received the following message regarding their son, an airman who at age 19 had been a member of the...
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.