June 21, 2017
“I don’t always love talking about it. It’s not a made-for-TV movie. It’s real. It’s scary.”
By Michael Powell, New York Times
EUGENE, Ore. — Gabriele Grunewald stepped onto the track as the dying light of day yielded to periwinkle evening.
She and her fellow world class runners walked...
January 19, 2017
While the metric system has largely prevailed in track & field, the Bring Back the Mile campaign argues that no event in the sport carries the same mystique and appeal of history as the Mile.
By Jeré Longman, New York Times
It seems highly unlikely that the 121.92-meter home run would gain...
August 08, 2012
By Christopher Clarey, New York Times
LONDON — If not for a late surge and a perfectly pitched speech in Singapore seven years ago, Sebastian Coe would never have been sitting where he was on Tuesday night, perched in a new Olympic Stadium, next to one of his role models, Roger Bannister, with...
July 27, 2012
By John F. Burns, New York Times
OXFORD, England — When Sir Roger Bannister is asked whether he knew he was about to run into history as he lined up on a rain-dampened, blustery English running track 58 years ago for his bid to break the four-minute Mile barrier, he smiles, shakes his head, and...
March 09, 2012
By Vincent M. Mallozzi, New York Times
NEWARK — One recent morning at St. Benedict’s Prep, Edward Cheserek was asked how long it took him to get to a practice at Branch Brook Park, about a mile away.
If I hurry,” said Cheserek, an 18-year-old junior from Kenya, “about four minutes.”
February 11, 2012
By Ryan Goldberg, New York Times
NEW YORK - At the 105th Millrose Games, which were held at the Armory for the first time on Saturday, Matt Centrowitz showed why he is considered one of the rising stars of American middle-distance runners with an electrifying victory in the Wanamaker Mile.