April 29, 2017
“Coach Timmons would reach way down in our souls, find these amazing talents and pull them out."
By Tom Keegan, Lawrence Journal-World
Somewhere, sitting on a basketball team’s bench or listed way down on a football squad’s depth chart, or standing in front of a gymnasium door searching in...
February 22, 2017
El Guerrouj did not run huge volumes, but his training involved a lot of quality work, certainly more quality than quantity.
By Runner's Tribe
The Best Ever? – with 2 Olympic golds, 4 World Championship golds and multiple world records; it is hard to argue against Hicham El Guerrouj’s claim...
October 28, 2016
We need to be far more fan-friendly and that’s why I’m so pleased with ‘Bring Back the Mile’ and what they have been able to do. It’s one of those efforts where we realize they are investing in the future and the public and it helps people to identify with it all.
By Gary Cohen,...
July 30, 2016
Multi-talented Illinois native won a record 8 national titles in the outdoor Mile
By Jack Klasey, Daily Journal
Joie Ray was a gutsy little guy who loved to run whether the opponent was a Kankakee streetcar or a field of world class runners in the Olympic Games.
Although he was only...
July 17, 2016
“In New Zealand, we thought the Mile belonged to us. It was a shock when Jazy broke Peter Snell’s record, but when I heard on the radio that the American kid had run two seconds faster, I thought it must be a mistake."; No American male has held the outdoor Mile world record since.
May 26, 2016
I told myself there was much to be learned from such a display of passion, whether you were running a Mile or a company.
By Phil Knight, for Runner's World
Excerpted from Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike, by Phil Knight. Copyright © 2016 by Phil Knight. Reprinted by permission of...
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...
September 19, 2015
For most, Eamonn Coghlan is - and will be - remembered not only as a world record setting middle distance champion and indoor Mile artist with a devastating kick initiated with breath-taking acceleration, but also as one of track & field's most poised and gracious elder statesmen.
June 27, 2015
In an age when track & field was more popular in the U.S. than the NBA, NHL and what is now NASCAR, no one was a bigger star than high schooler Ryun
By Scott M. Reid, The Orange County Register
In early June 1965, Jim Ryun, an 18-year-old senior at Wichita’s East High School, and his coach...
June 08, 2015
46 days after Sir Roger Bannister broke the 4 minute Mile, his world record fell to John Landy. Here the athlete reflects on the day he won back his title.
By Roger Bannister, The Telegraph
This photograph captures the moment I overtook the Australian runner John Landy on the final bend at...
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