October 25, 2020
Legends & rivals shared racing history and long-term friendship
By Chris Turner for World Athletics Heritage
Ireland’s Ron Delany and Hungary’s late Laszlo Tabori, two of the standout middle-distance runners of the 1950s, were friends and rivals. A recent discovery in the USA has reignited...
December 20, 2018
Record annual prize money awarded exceeds $650,000; Herrera & Lipari BBTM Grand Prix Tour champions, greatest women’s Mile ever, BBTM Effect continues and more!
By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile
Bring Back the Mile, since its first year in 2012, has compiled an annual highlight summary of...
July 09, 2018
He said I’d have lots of friends when I am #1 on top, but that he would there for me when I’m not.
By Jacqueline Hansen
When I reflect on life, I think of Joni Mitchell. She is my favorite female artist and poet. She wrote “We’re captive on the carousel of time. We can’t return, we can only...
May 24, 2018
In 2002, Tabori received the Fair Play Award from the International Olympic Committee for lifetime achievement and outstanding contribution to the sport.
By Beth Harris, AP Sports Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Laszlo Tabori, who in 1955 became the third man to break the 4 minute barrier in the...
May 05, 2016
Five things we can learn from the third man to break 4 minutes for the Mile
By Bring Back the Mile for Meter Magazine
When we interviewed László Tábori for Issue #04 of METER Magazine, we sat down with him for more than two hours. Beyond his life story of how he came to be the third man to...
April 22, 2016
If I compare publicity percentage-wise, I had 75% for the Mile and 25% for the 1500 meters.
From Tracksmith's METER Magazine #04
László Tábori, in 1955, was the third man to break 4 minutes for the Mile, a feat that made the Hungarian famous around the world.
"Nothing gave me as much...
January 27, 2014
Mihály Iglói's coaching led to brilliant U.S. racing.
By Rich Elliott, Running Times
On the night of Feb. 10, 1962, the world of distance running shifted on its axis.
The scene was the Los Angeles Sports Arena. American miler Jim Beatty was racing in the featured event of the night, the...
February 10, 2012
Fifty years ago on February 10, a short middle-distance specialist from North Carolina stepped up on the boarded indoor track at the Los Angeles Sports Arena and made running history. Three minutes and 58 seconds after the starting gun had sounded, Jim Beatty became the first human ever to go...