Mile News Tagged Commonwealth Games


Commonwealth Sports Moment #1: Roger Bannister beats John Landy in the “Miracle Mile”

October 15, 2018

"If I didn’t manage to defeat John Landy there, he would be the world record holder and have the right to be the best Miler in the world."

By Duncan Mackay, Editor, insidethegames.biz

The build-up to the Mile at the 1954 British Empire Games in Vancouver on Saturday, August 7 was more like a...

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Charlie Warner took the iconic Miracle Mile photograph

October 08, 2018

Vancouver Sun photographer has died at age 89: “He wasn’t sure when he took that photograph if he’d gotten it or not.”

By Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Sun

Charlie Warner wasn’t scheduled to work that Saturday afternoon, but he went to Empire Stadium anyway to shoot what’s come to be known as...

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Does Sebastian Coe’s Mile plan have the potential to help revive athletics?

April 09, 2018

There are plenty of ways to skin a cat or, indeed, to pace a Mile, but perhaps embracing history is as valid as opening new frontiers.

By Nick Butler, InsideTheGames.biz

Sebastian Coe pretended to have gone off-piste during a press conference yesterday by "accidentally" revealing plans to...

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IAAF, CGF consider restoring Mile to Commonwealth Games athletics program

April 08, 2018

The Mile "is something that we have been talking with the IAAF about recently, particularly with the passing of Roger Bannister."

By Nick Butler, InsideTheGames.biz

A Mile race could be added to the program for future editions of the Commonwealth Games as part of a broader attempt to embrace...

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Herb Elliott won Mile gold in breathtaking style at Cardiff Commonwealth Games

March 19, 2018

The legend clocked a 3:59.03 Mile, with teammates Merv Lincoln securing silver and Albie Thomas overtaking Gordon Pirie to give Australia a 1-2-3 medal sweep

By Mike Colman, The Courier-Mail

Herb Elliott will always be best remembered for his world record-breaking run to win the 1500m at the...

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Despite leg injury, veteran Nick Willis confident about Commonwealth Games preparation

February 08, 2018

"To represent New Zealand in Australia - it's always fun to try and beat those guys on their own turf."

By Chris Forster, Newshub

Nick Willis could still add to his medal tally for New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast this April.

The 1500 meter specialist won gold in his...

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The Peter Elliott interview: How silver still bothers an Olympic man of steel

January 29, 2018

Best ever race? "Winning the Commonwealth Games. I’d visualised how the race would go and had dreamed about it a lot. Nobody could beat me."

By Paul Davis, The Star

Peter Elliott had flown out to Seoul in South Korea in 1988 a troubled man as a national newspaper campaigned against his Great...

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Willis sets sights on two medals at Commonwealth Games

December 26, 2017

"Patience is the main thing I'll take away from 2017 — to trust my training and not get too disillusioned after not getting the results I want in each race."

By Niall Anderson, New Zealand Herald

On the surface, Nick Willis seems to have set himself some improbable targets for his fourth trip...

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The Miracle Mile 1954: A Moment in Time Prints Available

December 12, 2017

Limited number of Bannister-Landy signed prints so order this Mile collectible today!

It has come to Bring Back the Mile’s attention that a limited number of autographed prints of “The Moment” when John Landy turned the wrong way as Roger Bannister passed him in the home stretch to win “The...

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Mile Moment of the Month: The Mile of the Century – Bannister vs. Landy 1954

August 07, 2014

HOKA ONE ONE presents the Mile Moment of the Month

By Bring Back the Mile

Sixty years ago, on August 7, at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Vancouver, Canada, the world’s two best Milers, England’s Roger Bannister, the first man to run a sub-4 minute Mile, and Australia’s...

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