June 03, 2022
“Certainly, he was a man who was years ahead of his time, It was his form of training that inspired the celebrated Swedish coach Gosta Holmer to devise the popular fartlek system.”
By Simon Turnbull for World Athletics Heritage
You could say Walter George did not exactly have the ideal...
May 21, 2022
Pioneer, Olympian honored where she recorded the first sub-5 minute Mile by a woman
Chris Turner for World Athletics
The World Athletics Heritage Plaque honoring Diane Leather Charles, who in 1954 became the first woman to run below 5 minutes for the Mile, was presented Saturday at a ceremony...
February 25, 2022
"He was not only a wonderful husband, but a wonderful father and he lived a wonderful life."
By Scott Spits, The Sydney Morning Herald
Legendary Australian runner and former Victorian Governor John Landy has died. He was 91.
Responsible for one of the most iconic moments in Australian...
January 14, 2022
A journalist once asked Walker “What’s the most significant factor in your success?” Walker replied simply “Arch Jelley”.
By Brett Davies, Runnerstribe.com
On the 70th birthday of legendary New Zealand Miler, Sir John Walker – who reached his milestone birthday on the 12th of January this...
December 02, 2021
First Irish man to also run a sub-4 minute Mile is a "true sporting legend and a wonderful ambassador for Ireland."
From the RTÉ Newsroom
A statue honoring Olympic gold medalist Ronnie Delany has been unveiled in his hometown of Arklow in Co Wicklow.
Mr. Delany won gold in the 1500 meters...
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...
December 12, 2020
“The stopwatches held the answer. The announcement came – ‘Result of one Mile … time, three minutes’ – the rest lost in the roar of excitement.”
By Jason Henderson, Athletics Weekly
As part of our series on the most momentous occasions from the past 75 years to celebrate the diamond...
November 21, 2020
Versatile 19th century legendary runner held national records in events from 50 yards to the Mile!
INDIANAPOLIS -- Sprint and middle-distance legend L.E. “Lon” Myers was selected as the winner of the 34th USATF Throwback Athlete of the Week award for setting a U.S. outdoor record...
November 09, 2020
“It’s a great honor to be named Patron of Athletics NZ and to follow in the esteemed footsteps of a legend like Sir Peter Snell, who was a huge inspiration to me.”
From Athletics New Zealand
Legendary middle-distance runner Sir John Walker has been named as Patron of Athletics New Zealand.
November 03, 2020
The 15 finest moments of the 1980 Olympic 800m champion include two Mile world records
By Steve Smythe, Athletics Weekly
Steve Ovett is uniquely the only athlete to win major championship golds at 800m (Olympics), 1500m (Europeans) and 5000m (Commonwealth).
His first mention in AW was 50...
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