March 09, 2020
Cal track star & 1956 Olympian was first American to run sub-4 minute Mile
By Cal Athletics
SAN FRANCISCO – Former Cal track great and first American to run a sub-4 minute Mile, Don Bowden will be inducted into the Pac-12 Hall of Honor at the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament in Las Vegas on...
January 27, 2018
Bor also earned $500 bonus as the 500th American under 4:00 thanks to a promotion from Bring Back the Mile, Saucony & Running Warehouse: “It’s really awesome to break that barrier. It’s amazing… Today I am so happy. 3:58 is awesome.”
By Jonathan Gault, LetsRun.com
BOSTON — On June 1, 1957, ...
April 06, 2017
I admire what Ryan Lamppa and ‘Bring Back the Mile’ are doing... We should definitely bring back the Mile and there is some impetus which would surely help track & field in this country.
By Gary Cohen, GaryCohenRunning.com
Don Bowden is the first American to run a sub-4 minute Mile which he...
April 02, 2013
The quest to "break four" still inspires the latest generation of U.S. runners
By Dave Hunter, RunBlogRun
David Hunter is on a roll. This piece on Chris Fallon of Ohio State, and the pursuit of the 4 minute Mile, is a fun read. The 4 minute Mile has become a litmus test to the growing...
June 01, 2012
By Mark Winitz
Longtime track & field writer Mark Winitz interviewed Don Bowden in 2004 for an article that appeared in American Track & Field magazine. On the 55th anniversary of Bowden’s first sub-4 minute Mile by an American, Bring Back the Mile asked Mark to contact Don for his thoughts...
September 06, 2005
My coach, the legendary Brutus Hamilton, said, "Let's give it a try and see if you can do it."
By Paula Parrish, Special to The Record
His face, when he crossed the finish line 48 years ago, could have come straight out of "Happy Days." Even when he was straining on his last steps to become...
August 11, 1997
Remembering Don Bowden's U.S. milestone
By Brad Herzog, Sports Illustrated
When Roger Bannister first ran the Mile in less than 4 minutes, on May 6, 1954, he was hailed the next morning by The New York Times as having achieved "one of man's hitherto unattainable goals." The 4 minute barrier...
May 30, 1960
Two-time Olympian featured on two SI covers: "The Mile was really something back then."
By Farrell Evans, Sports Illustrated
As a precocious teenager growing up in Cottage Grove, Ore., in 1954, Dyrol Burleson set three goals: run a sub-4 minute Mile as Roger Bannister had in making history...