Mile News Tagged Indoor World Record


Bring Back the Mile Salutes Jim Beatty

February 09, 2012

Historic first sub-4 minute indoor Mile by Beatty celebrates 50th anniversary on February 10, 2012

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – On February 10, 1962 in Los Angeles, American Jim Beatty became the first man to break 4 minutes for the Mile indoors, nearly 8 years after Great Britain’s Roger Bannister...

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He had the Time of His Life

March 07, 1983

In the season finale, Eamonn Coghlan lowered his indoor Mile world record to 3:49.78: "All I could think of was my coach Gerry Farnan and my father. I was saying, hey, this is for you guys."

By Craig Neff, Sports Illustrated

Eamonn Coghlan lay in his New Jersey hotel room early last Sunday...

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Right Omens for Eamonn

March 02, 1981

Having espied a portentous green bikini and donned his lucky singlet, Coghlan cleaved two seconds off his indoor Mile world record with a 3:50.6 clocking

By Kenny Moore, Sports Illustrated

Eamonn Coghlan is not a superstitious man. Yet he kept a constant eye out for omens last week in San...

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This was a Time to Remember

February 26, 1979

Spurred by a memory, Eamonn Coghlan wiped out the indoor Mile world record; runner-up Steve Scott set U.S. record in San Diego

By Kenny Moore, Sports Illustrated

Forty-five minutes before the Mile, Eamonn Coghlan began to warm up. As he ran through the tunnels beneath the San Diego Sports...

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Running Is Such Sweet Torture

June 22, 1964

Loyola's Tom O'Hara can clock a Mile in less than 4 minutes, and for hours without a halt. Hardly anybody is able to catch up with him—until he stops. Then his rampaging doubts do.

By John Underwood, Sports Illustrated

A Mile runner does not run a Mile, he bombards it with logic. He plots it,...

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Now, if Tom O’Hara really tries…

March 16, 1964

In Chicago last week Tom O'Hara bettered his own indoor Mile world record with a stirring run

By Tom C. Brody, Sports Illustrated

Tom O'Hara is a shy, unassuming fellow whose most outrageous boast is a claim that he weighs 131 pounds. He has broken the world record for the indoor Mile twice...

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From humdrum to well-done in one easy Mile

February 24, 1964

An ordinary winter on the boards changed to one of excitement and anticipation when Tom O'Hara shattered the world record in New York City

By Robert Creamer, Sports Illustrated

Tom O'Hara took five seconds less than a minute last week to turn what had been a rather humdrum indoor track &...

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History on The Boards

February 19, 1962

The starter's gun in Los Angeles sends off Jim Beatty on the fastest indoor Mile ever run. The field from the pole: Tabori, Beatty, Grelle, Close, Martin

By Tex Maule, Sports Illustrated

Murray Halberg, an almost painfully thin New Zealander with cool light-blue eyes under pale bushy...

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Ron takes a turn for the better

March 16, 1959

"These compliments are very good for a runner. It is what we run for. You know?"

By Tex Maule, Sports Illustrated

Coming into the last turn of Madison Square Garden's 11-lap-track, the skinny blond runner had the pole. At his right shoulder and a step behind, Ron Delany matched Istvan...

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The Riotous Wanamaker Mile

February 14, 1955

Gunnar Nielsen won the famed Mile and set a world record of 4:03.6 in doing it, but hardly anyone noticed, for behind the Dane, Wes Santee and Fred Dwyer were wrestling each other down the stretch

By Robert Creamer, Sports Illustrated

NEW YORK - There are those who say it was the best running...

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