March 09, 2023
“I think the 4:00 barrier is still something special to accomplish. It’s been such a benchmark in the world of distance running for such a long time, and even if more people are breaking it now, I still think it’s special — maybe not to outsiders looking in, but to the individual, it’s such an...
February 23, 2023
"No other event has produced an equivalent of the recognized, coveted and still strongly resonating sub-4 minute Mile standard in the sport, in the media and in the public’s mind. Put simply, the Mile still matters."
By Duncan Mackay, insidethegames.biz
In 1994 I was lucky enough to be...
June 17, 2022
“I think they realize it’s not a barrier that can’t be broken, it’s more of a matter that if you break it will you go on from there..."
By Ashley Conklin for World Athletics Championships Oregon22
A record five U.S. high school boys have combined to break the coveted, revered 4-minute Mile...
January 05, 2021
High school phenom went on to produce finishing bursts that definitely would have won him modern medals in slow run races and apart from the unhelpful surfaces, remember there were no wonder shoes back then.
By Steven Smythe, Athletics Weekly
There are some races you think the way the race...
November 05, 2020
Jim Ryun of Kansas was about as big a favorite as could be to win his first NCAA outdoor title at the 1967 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Provo, Utah. He had set world records in both the Mile and 880 yards in an undefeated 1966 outdoor season.
September 16, 2020
“I wanted us both sagging in the stretch, looking more like boxers, both dead, like we were running on sand.”
From Track & Field News
Track's rich history is full of great head-to-head clashes. To kick off our new series of trips to the TFN vaults to find coverage of some of the most...
August 02, 2020
Villanova star won three outdoor NCAA Mile crowns, all sub-4, setting two meet records
Marty Liquori of Villanova beat a legend for his first victory at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
He was just a sophomore then and followed with two more NCAA Mile...
July 20, 2020
Mile legend, Olympic medalist & former congressman to receive nation’s highest civilian honor on Friday, July 24 in Washington, DC
By Taylor Eldridge, The Wichita Eagle
One of Wichita’s greatest all-time athletes is set to receive the nation’s highest civilian honor on Friday.
Jim Ryun, the...
April 29, 2020
Mile legend scored a convincing victory in the tournament final, garnering 62.1% of the vote to Deena Kastor’s 37.9%; selection pool of 66 U.S. athletes
He has broken world records.
He has won an Olympic medal.
He has appeared on seven Sports Illustrated covers, a record...
September 15, 2019
Fifth edition honors fallen heroes and Dixon Hemphill; Mile legend Jim Ryun guest of honor; BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2019 finale
From The Navy Mile
Continuing its tradition to honor fallen heroes, the 5th Navy Mile on Pennsylvania Avenue will dedicate the women’s elite heat to Senior Chief...
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