Mile News Tagged John Walker


An Exclusive Club

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...

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Sub-4 at 40?

December 23, 1991

Legend and Olympic champion John Walker to become the first 40-year-old to break the 4 minute Mile? "I'm not as good as I used to be... I probably haven't got the same desire, but I'm still pretty bloody competitive on the track."

By Merrell Noden, Sports Illustrated

JOHN WALKER KNOWS WHY NO...

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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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The Golden Mile: The torch is passed

March 13, 1980

As Coe entered, the meet's athletes rose in a standing ovation. For the first time what he had done began to sink in, and he was moved.

By Kenny Moore, Sports Illustrated

The streams of talent and preparation and resolve that would converge in Oslo at twilight on July 17, 1979, arose in...

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The 3:49.4 Special

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...

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