June 30, 2017
“In the winter and spring of 1957, I must have run 2,500 miles in training and lifted thousands of pounds in weights.”
By Runner's Tribe
800m: 1:46.70 (estimated from 880 yard time of 1:47.30)
1500m: 3:35.60 (former Olympic and World Records)
October 07, 2016
“I never had doubt about him, no. But I used to ignore some of the things that he said to me. There would be times where he would say something that was insightful for me, and it seemed to me to be genius. Then there’d be other times where he would say something, which I would think was...
August 13, 2016
“There was no reason for me to continue running. There was no money in it, I had a family, I wasn’t a wealthy fellow so I needed to go out and get a job.”
By Billy Rule, PerthNow
FROM this weekend, the best runners in the world will be faced with a question.
For four years they’ve been...
May 30, 1960
Australia's superb Miler may still be the best in the world, but he has lost his fierce dedication. Now he faces the challenge of Oregon's Dyrol Burleson, who is still hungry
By Tex Maule, Sports Illustrated
Two years ago a grim, young, hawk-nosed Australian named Herb Elliott was the talk...
November 10, 1958
Led by a fanatic and driven by private furies, Australia's fantastic Miler finds solace and satisfaction in pushing himself beyond endurance: "All I want to do is win."
By Don Connery, Sports Illustrated
On a primeval, wind-swept beach at Portsea, a curling tongue of scruffy Cape Cod land 60...