Mile News Tagged Commonwealth Games


John Walker donates national warm-up suit to World Athletics Heritage Collection

July 02, 2020

"I’m delighted to donate my warm-up suit to the Heritage Collection. Through its preservation and public display, I hope the suit helps to create interest in running for generations to come.”

By Chris Turner for World Athletics Heritage

New Zealand’s 1976 Olympic 1500m champion Sir John...

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Bayi recounts legendary 1974 1500m world record

December 29, 2019

"They didn’t expect I would win that race. John [Walker] knew that maybe I would die – but I was prepared for that one!”

By Mike Rowbottom for World Athletics

Among the past contests highlighted during last month’s World Athletics' inaugural Heritage Mile Night in Monaco was the epic 1500m...

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Miracle Mile’s starter gun shell donated to Sports Hall

March 11, 2019

The tiny, rare artifact is engraved with the time & date of the legendary race between Roger Bannister & John Landy

By John Mackie, The Vancouver Sun

The Miracle Mile was the highlight of the British Empire Games in 1954. That Saturday, Aug. 7, an excited 35,000 people jammed Empire Stadium...

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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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