Mile News Tagged Laszlo Tabori


More than a Coach: László Tábori

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...

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Olympian, Mile legend and coach Laszlo Tabori dies at 86

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...

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Lessons from László Tábori

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...

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László Tábori: The People’s Sport, The People’s Champion

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...

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How Hungarians Launched America’s Greatest Track Era

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...

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