December 13, 2019
"He won three Olympic gold medals, two Commonwealth Games gold medals and broke seven world records. He was the best conditioned athlete of his time."
By NZ Herald
Famed New Zealand Olympic distance runner Sir Peter Snell has died, age 80.
Sports historian and friend Ron Palenski confirmed...
November 21, 2019
Evening in Monaco recognized Mile history, record setting legends and iconic events
From World Athletics
Roger Bannister and Diane Leather Charles, who respectively became the first man to run the Mile in under 4 minutes and the first woman to break the 5 minute barrier for the iconic...
October 28, 2019
In a glittering career, the Cork native amassed three World Indoor triumphs and four Olympic appearances before dedicating himself to reaching 100 sub-4 minute Mile performances.
By Eoin O'Callaghan, The42
There's a wonderful black & white image of Marcus O’Sullivan from 1975. He’s mid-stride...
September 08, 2018
Legend, 1960 Olympian & record setter a pioneer of women’s running
By Peter Thompson
The world of Athletics is deeply saddened by the news that Diane Leather Charles, the first woman to run a Mile in under 5 minutes and a true running pioneer, passed peacefully on Wednesday, September 5. As...
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...
March 10, 2018
It is hard to put into words the impact Roger Bannister had, not just on me, but on the world.
By Jim Ryun
When I heard the news of Roger Bannister’s death last week at the age of 88, I recalled the first time I ever heard of Bannister, in the spring of 1963.
I was rattling back to Wichita...
March 05, 2018
Briton broke barrier, set a still resonating, recognized standard and transcended the sport
By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile founder
We knew this day would come: the death of a great man – a universally enduring, esteemed and endearing legend in every sense of the word as worldwide homage,...
January 02, 2018
Island nation's athletes are notable part of the iconic distance's rich history
By Tom Hunt, Irish Examiner
Paul Robinson’s recent world best time of 4:17.9 for a Mile run in sub-zero Antarctica recalled memories of a previous era when Ireland’s leading Milers competed at elite level and...
June 17, 2017
Legend and three-time Olympian marks 50th anniversary of Mile world record: "One of the easiest races of my life."
Bob Burns for USATF
Jim Ryun was used to setting world records, so his 3:51.1 Mile at the 1967 AAU Championships hardly came as a surprise. What surprised him was how effortless...
May 25, 2017
Without a doubt, though, the big, highly anticipated Mile race - Wottle vs. Pre - established this meet as the USA’s must-see outdoor invitational.
By Jesse Squire, Citius Mag
The Prefontaine Classic might not exist without Bowling Green. I am not making this up.
I ran at Bowling Green...
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