Mile News Tagged Marty Liquori


An interview with Mile legend Marty Liquori

August 31, 2011

"In those days the Mile was such a glamour event that it was better to be the fifth best Miler in the world than the top 5000 meter runner.”

From Gary Cohen Running

Marty Liquori earned the silver medal in the 5000 meters at the 1977 World Cup in an American record 13:15.1. He has ranked #1...

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Liquori’s Dream Mile Anniversary Quiet

May 16, 2011

By Robbie Andreu, The Gainesville Sun

Marty Liquori’s phone has been relatively quiet the past week. That’s not the way it used to be with the approach of a significant anniversary of the Dream Mile.

“When it was 10 years, 20 years, I’d get a lot of phone calls about it,” he said. “But you...

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Forty Years After a Dream Mile, a Harsh Reality for Track

May 15, 2011

By Tim Connelly, The New York Times

The news that the Millrose Games are leaving Madison Square Garden after 97 years to relocate uptown to the 168th Street armory reminds us of how indifferent we are to track and field. And yet, in a coincidence of timing, we remember, too, that we were not...

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The Ryun vs. Liquori Duels

December 08, 2009

Mile legends & Olympians, the Ali-Frazier of the track world, produced some epic races vs. each other

By Villanova Running

So far as I am aware, Marty Liquori and Jim Ryun raced each other a total of eight times. Ryun won the first four races. The fifth race -- the 1969 NCAA Indoor...

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Is There Hope for U.S. Milers?

May 06, 2004

By Dick Patrick, USA Today

Fifty years ago today, Roger Bannister recorded the first sub-four-minute Mile — 3:59.4. Since then, as the world record has improved 16 seconds, elite U.S. male Milers have become practically an endangered species.

In an Olympic year, the talk isn't if the USA will...

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Alan Webb, 18, Becomes First Prep Since 1967 to Break 4 Minutes in Mile

January 20, 2001

By David Monti
(c) 2001 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission.

NEW YORK - Alan Webb, an 18-year-old senior at South South Lakes High School in Reston, Va., became the first U.S. prep athlete to run under four minutes for the Mile indoors at today's New Balance Games at...

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Schoolboy Webb breaks 4 minute Mile

January 20, 2001

First U.S. prep to run sub-4 indoor Mile with 3:59.86 clocking; also 4th U.S. high schooler under 4 minutes for storied distance

By Sabrina Yohannes, IAAF.org

Alan Webb, 18, became the first American high school athlete to run under 4 minutes for the indoor Mile on Saturday. Webb's time of 3...

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Where Have All Our Milers Gone?

September 22, 1986

To early burnout as a result of the U.S. system, says the author, and ''the lack of long-term coaching relationships is really hurtful." - Peter Snell

By Kenny Moore, Sports Illustrated

Here's a mystifying bit of track lore you could probably massage into a killer bet in one of those...

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The 3:49.4 Special

August 25, 1975

He had promised to go for the Mile record, and New Zealand's John Walker delivered, smashing the old mark by 1.6 seconds!

By Kenny Moore, Sports Illustrated

As Roger Bannister had 21 years earlier, John Walker worried about the wind. He had talked the officials at the meet in Goteborg, Sweden...

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A Record Goes Bust

May 26, 1975

Sprinting away from a classy field in Kingston, Jamaica's Dream Mile, 21-year-old Filbert Bayi of Tanzania broke Jim Ryun's 8-year-old world record to clearly establish that he is the King of the Milers

By Ron Reid, Sports Illustrated

It was a world record performance that defied logic, a set...

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