August 09, 2016
Mikey Brannigan sets a Paralympic world record for the T20 classification.
By Alison Wade, Runner's World
At the Sir Walter Miler meet on Friday, August 5 in Raleigh, North Carolina, 19-year-old Mikey Brannigan finished seventh in the Mile, clocking 3:57.58 to smash his previous personal...
June 19, 2016
“It was a big deal in ’66 when he did it — very few in the world had at that point. I know how difficult it is to accomplish that, so we want to celebrate the achievement.”
By Hailey Salvian, The London Free Press
On June 11, 1966, David Bailey tried to do what no Canadian had ever done — run...
April 30, 2016
"The backstretch was just completely lined up with people screaming. It definitely was a lot of adrenaline. It was awesome.”
By Jerry Ulmer, The Oregonian / OregonLive
By the time Michael Slagowski hit the last lap in the elite Mile at the Jesuit Twilight Relays on Friday night, he was...
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...
February 06, 2016
"It was so loud the last lap that I just, kind of adrenaline kicked in." - Drew Hunter, 8th U.S. high school boy to break 4 minutes, now third fastest all-time behind legends Alan Webb and Jim Ryun
By David Monti, RRW
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June 05, 2015
7th U.S. high school boy to join select club, ties as 3rd fastest HS Miler: "I don't really know what just happened..."
By Jeff Hollobaugh, Special to the Detroit Free Press
ST. LOUIS -- Running under the lights on a balmy Thursday evening more than 500 miles from his hometown of Grand Blanc,...
May 09, 2015
“This week I couldn’t sleep, I kept thinking about 4 minutes. I know you aren’t supposed to think about it, but I couldn’t stop.”
By Christopher Keizur, Daily Emerald
At the bell, three athletes sprinted around the curve, spurred on by the cheering of the Hayward faithful. The runners were...
November 15, 2014
De Villiers Lamprecht clocks 3:59.7 on November 13, 1964; 16th country overall with a sub-4
By Alec Basson, Stellenbosch University
It has been 50 years since former Matie athlete De Villiers Lamprecht on November 13, 1964 became the first South African (16th country) to run a dream Mile,...
June 11, 2014
HOKA ONE ONE presents the Mile Moment of the Month
By Bring Back the Mile
On June 11, 2011, Lukas Verzbicas became only the fifth U.S. high school athlete and the second in a high school-only race to break 4 minutes for the Mile with his winning 3:59.71 clocking at the adidas Dream Mile in...
June 04, 2014
“When I crossed the finish line, I was a little discouraged, because I thought I hadn’t done it.”
By Rick Plumlee, The Wichita Eagle
Six hundred yards into the Mile race, Jim Ryun was bumped in the tight pack of runners. He stumbled off the track to the infield.
“I wasn’t even sure I’d...
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