September 16, 2020
“I wanted us both sagging in the stretch, looking more like boxers, both dead, like we were running on sand.”
From Track & Field News
Track's rich history is full of great head-to-head clashes. To kick off our new series of trips to the TFN vaults to find coverage of some of the most...
August 02, 2020
Villanova star won three outdoor NCAA Mile crowns, all sub-4, setting two meet records
Marty Liquori of Villanova beat a legend for his first victory at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
He was just a sophomore then and followed with two more NCAA Mile...
August 27, 2019
“I felt I could not have run a more perfect race.”
Steve Landells for the IAAF
The IAAF takes a look back at five unforgettable, historic races over the classic Mile distance.
1954 – Oxford, England
Roger Bannister’s Mile world record may have only lasted a mere 46 days but his place...
May 09, 2019
Only one high school in the state has produced two sub-4 Milers.
By Jim Lambert, Mile Split NJ
With Monday marking the 65th anniversary of Roger Bannister becoming the first sub-4 minute Miler ever, this seemed like a perfect time to take a look at all the New Jersey high school grads who...
February 14, 2018
Growing up in Western PA, all my buddies wanted to be Terry Bradshaw (Pittsburgh Steelers QB). I wanted to be Marty Liquori!
By Bring Back the Mile
Our winner of the $500 for 500th U.S. Sub-4 Mile presented by Running Warehouse fan contest was Coach Greg Bixel of Pennsylvania. His guess of...
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...
February 07, 2017
Bernard Lagat has the most Wanamaker Mile titles for men and Mary Decker and Regina Jacobs for women
By Stuart Lieberman, New York Road Runners
The NYRR Wanamaker Mile is the signature event of the NYRR Millrose Games, and this year’s race on Saturday, February 11 will include both Olympic...
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,...
August 23, 2016
"Look at not just Matt, but so many other Americans and how far distance running has come in the last ten years. I hope I've played a small part in that."
By Chris Lotsbom, Race Results Weekly
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FALMOUTH, Mass. (21-Aug) -- Four...
January 07, 2015
From Racing Past
Marty Liquori in full flight, still viewable on the Internet, has to be one of the finest sights in competitive running. He appeared on the running scene in 1967 as the third American high-schooler to break the 4 minute Mile. The 17-year-old from New Jersey was only seventh in...
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