Mile News Tagged Kip Keino

The Gregoreks Join Exclusive Father / Son Sub-4 Club

February 19, 2015

To-date, only eight father / son combos have broken 4 minutes for the storied distance

By Bring Back the Mile

On February 14, 2015 at the venerable NYRR Millrose Games Wanamaker Mile, John "Johnny" Gregorek, Jr. (right) finished 10th in 3:57.47 for his first sub-4 minute Mile to join his...

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Barcelona Press Points: Mile and Olympic Legends Kip Keino and Peter Snell

November 24, 2012

BARCELONA, Spain – New Zealand’s three-time Olympic middle-distance champion Peter Snell and Kip Keino, Kenya’s 1968 and 1972 Olympic 1500m and 3000m Steeplechase champion, respectively, appeared at the press point at the IAAF Centenary Gala in Barcelona. These were some of the highlights.


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Going Head to Head: Who is the Greatest Miler in History?

September 20, 2012

By Barbara Huebner, NYRR News

Some of the greatest Milers in the world have won the Fifth Avenue Mile presented by Nissan, which will be run for the 32nd time on Saturday. Sydney Maree, Steve Scott, Mary Slaney, John Walker, Peter Elliott and Bernard Lagat are among those who have broken the...

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The Triumph That Inspired Kenyan Runners to Be Great

August 11, 2012

Kip Keino beat the favored Jim Ryun in the Olympic 1500 meters in 1968, the first chapter in Kenya’s success story in distance running.

By William C. Rhoden, New York Times

In the fall of 1968, I was a college freshman on a football scholarship at Morgan State in Baltimore; Kevin Thompson was...

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1968 Mexico City Olympic Games -1500 Meters- Jim Ryun vs Kip Keino

August 03, 2012

By Slicethelife

The most anticipated track and field event at the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games was the match up in the 1500 meters with Jim Ryun taking on Kip Keino of Kenya.

Jim Ryun was an incredible runner. As a junior in high school in Kansas he was the first high schooler to run a 4...

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A legend returns to inspire our youngsters

May 27, 2012

In his role as an ambassador for the Africa Week Athletics Meet, double Olympic champion Kip Keino will be at the Morton Stadium in Santry today. 

By Ian O'Riordan

DUBLIN, Ireland - SWEET LORD they might as well be IN Africa as the sun beats down on the students of St Mark’s in Tallaght. It’s...

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May, Keino produce thrilling Mile clashes during New Zealand tour

December 31, 1965

German Olympian clocks fastest Mile on grass; in earlier meet, Keino sets 5000m world record

From Once Upon a Time in the Vest

In New Zealand, Kip Keino and Jürgen May are enjoying the mild weather of the southern hemisphere. The headline in the September issue of Track & Field News...

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