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Teen Runner with Autism Shatters 4:00 Mile Barrier

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...

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David Bailey honored as first Canadian to run a Mile in under 4 minutes

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...

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HSer Michael Slagowski breaks 4 minute Mile at Jesuit Twilight Relays

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...

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László Tábori: The People’s Sport, The People’s Champion

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...

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Hunter goes sub-4, sets U.S. high school indoor Mile record

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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Grand Blanc’s Fisher makes history with sub-4 minute Mile

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,...

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HS runner Matthew Maton runs a historic sub-4 Mile

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...

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South Africa Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Its First Sub-4 Minute Mile

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,...

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Mile Moment of the Month: Epic Prep Sub-4 Races

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...

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Ryun reflects upon 50th anniversary of breaking 4 minute Mile

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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