Mile News Tagged Gunder Hagg


Recalling Hägg’s 4:01.4 world record Mile, on its 75th anniversary

July 17, 2020

Sell-out crowd of more than 14,000 witnessed Gunder the Wonder's historic Mile race on Malmö's 393m Idrottsplats track

By Mel Watman for World Athletics

It was 75 years ago today, on July 17, 1945, in the Swedish city of Malmö that the first sub-4 minute Mile was so nearly achieved. Almost...

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5 Reasons to Run Outside All Winter

January 01, 2020

How to think of winter not as an obstacle but as a training tool to make you stronger, tougher, healthier and happier

By Jonathan Beverly, PodiumRunner.com

In the winter of 1939, when the military posted Swedish Miler Gundar Hagg to the far north of that nordic country, he devised a unique...

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A tribute to the career of Gunder Hägg

November 28, 2004

Swedish running legend set the Mile world record three times and with countryman Arne Andersson, the duo approached the "magic" 4-minute mark

By Lennart Julin for the IAAF

Renowned Swedish Athletics historian and statistican Lennart Julin gives his own personal tribute to the life and career...

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Miles Run, Promises Unkept

August 02, 1971

"What if we had been 2 minutes flat at the half-way? It would surely have been a 4 minute Mile. But we wanted to win, only to win." - Arne Andersson

By Norman Harris, Sports Illustrated

No objective in sport seemed more unattainable for a longer period of time than track's 4 minute Mile. It...

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