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...
May 07, 2017
Middle distance legend, former Mile world record holder and current IAAF president part of the event’s Olympians Mile field on Sunday, May 28 in London
By Athletics Weekly
Forty years after beating Filbert Bayi to win the Emsley Carr Mile in a breakthrough 1977 season, Seb Coe will return to...
March 22, 2017
Statue of the first man to record a sub-3:50 Mile to be cast by sculptor Joanne Sullivan
By Radio New Zealand
A bronze statue of New Zealand athletics legend Sir John Walker is to be placed in Manurewa town center in Auckland.
Walker, who initially ran for the Manurew Harriers club, won the...
May 21, 2014
Former Mile world record holder revolutionized racing with front-running tactics: "I thought the only way to avoid spiking was to run from the beginning in front of everybody."
From Earl Nurse and Lauren Said-Moorhouse, CNN, African Voices
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (CNN) -- He's smashed world...
January 31, 2014
Some say it was the greatest middle-distance race ever contested by one of the best fields for a major competition: 1974 Commonwealth Games 1500 meters. This is their story.
By Michael Brown, New Zealand Herald
The track and field meeting burst into life on the opening day in...
June 01, 2013
By Christopher Kelsall, Athletics Illustrated
Sir John Walker of New Zealand was the greatest middle-distance runner of his era and had few peers during the eras that followed. Although there were great competitors during his time like Sebastion Coe, Eamonn Coghlan, Steve Cram, Steve Ovett and...
December 03, 2012
Outstanding, compelling hour-plus video covers the eleven world record holders of the Mile from Bannister to Coe
By Bring Back the Mile
The Super Milers documentary from Great Britain’s Channel 4 is entertaining and simply riveting. The hour-plus video covers the eleven world record holders...
June 27, 1994
Forty years after Roger Bannister broke four minutes, the brotherhood of Mile record holders gathered to honor their grand obsession
By Gary Smith, Sports Illustrated
Never join someone who eclipses you. Align yourself with one who increases your luster. The man who puts you in the shade...
August 25, 1975
He had promised to go for the Mile record, and New Zealand's John Walker delivered, smashing the old mark by 1.6 seconds!
By Kenny Moore, Sports Illustrated
As Roger Bannister had 21 years earlier, John Walker worried about the wind. He had talked the officials at the meet in Goteborg, Sweden...
May 26, 1975
Sprinting away from a classy field in Kingston, Jamaica's Dream Mile, 21-year-old Filbert Bayi of Tanzania broke Jim Ryun's 8-year-old world record to clearly establish that he is the King of the Milers
By Ron Reid, Sports Illustrated
It was a world record performance that defied logic, a set...