October 03, 2012
By Liam Boylan-Pett, Bring Back the Mile
Editor's Note: This is part one in a four part series written by Liam Boylan-Pett, #315 on the United States sub-4 minute Mile list, boasting a personal best of 3:58.19 (2011 Falmouth Mile). He obtained Bachelor's Degrees in Sociology and Creative...
June 01, 2012
By Mark Winitz
Longtime track & field writer Mark Winitz interviewed Don Bowden in 2004 for an article that appeared in American Track & Field magazine. On the 55th anniversary of Bowden’s first sub-4 minute Mile by an American, Bring Back the Mile asked Mark to contact Don for his thoughts...
June 11, 2011
"Until the race started, I thought this was going to be effortless and I was going to do it, but once the race got started, it was actually harder than I thought."
By Bill Carey, Sports Illustrated
NEW YORK -- Lukas Verzbicas sat alone at a table checking his phone, still smiling 30 minutes...
November 15, 2006
1978-84: First Sub-4, First Olympics
He visited Oregon, who, at the time, had Rudy Chapa and Alberto Salazar. On his visit to Eugene in the fall of his senior year, coach Bill Dellinger explained the Ducks’ training philosophy, pulled out some charts, pointed to a number and said that’s what he...
November 18, 2005
For Forbes' panel of experts, editors and readers, one feat did emerge as a clear winner: the first sub-4 by Roger Bannister in 1954
By David M. Ewalt with Lacey Rose, Forbes.com
At their best, sports are about more than just winning games and diverting crowds. They test the limits of what...
September 06, 2005
My coach, the legendary Brutus Hamilton, said, "Let's give it a try and see if you can do it."
By Paula Parrish, Special to The Record
His face, when he crossed the finish line 48 years ago, could have come straight out of "Happy Days." Even when he was straining on his last steps to become...
June 19, 2004
My head was pounding and I struggled to catch my breath as my time finally appeared: 3:59.78 and all the pain instantly went away.
By Steve Slattery
The story of my first 4 minute Mile started in elementary school gym class. We were running the Mile and I decided I was going to run as hard as...
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...
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...
August 11, 1997
Remembering Don Bowden's U.S. milestone
By Brad Herzog, Sports Illustrated
When Roger Bannister first ran the Mile in less than 4 minutes, on May 6, 1954, he was hailed the next morning by The New York Times as having achieved "one of man's hitherto unattainable goals." The 4 minute barrier...
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