Mile News Tagged Peter Snell


The Best Mile Moments of 2019

December 20, 2019

Longstanding indoor and outdoor Mile world records broken; Herrera & Kampf BBTM Grand Prix Tour champions and more BBTM Effect!

By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile

The Bring Back the Mile campaign was launched in January 2012 to elevate & celebrate the storied distance, and over the past 8...

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‘The greatest athlete NZ has had’: Famed Olympian Sir Peter Snell has died

December 13, 2019

"He won three Olympic gold medals, two Commonwealth Games gold medals and broke seven world records. He was the best conditioned athlete of his time."

By NZ Herald

Famed New Zealand Olympic distance runner Sir Peter Snell has died, age 80.

Sports historian and friend Ron Palenski confirmed...

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The Mile centerpiece for the inaugural Sir Peter Snell International Meet

February 05, 2019

"We want to reinstate the One Mile Championship name and make this event an annual sanctioned fixture at Cooks Gardens."

By Iain Hyndman, Whanganui Chronicle

The athletics fraternity will finally get to celebrate Whanganui, Sir Peter Snell, Cooks Gardens and what all three bring to the global...

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David Moorcroft sold on Cooks Gardens venue

March 23, 2018

"If you are going to celebrate the Mile, there are only a few places in the world you would do it and Cooks Gardens is certainly one: it's the home of the Mile."

By Iain Hyndman, Wanganui Chronicle

Former top British runner David Moorcroft OBE would happily swap some of his world records for...

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Peter Snell: Titan of the track

January 31, 2017

“My mental approach was not focusing on the individuals I couldn’t control, but focus on myself. It normally worked out all right.”

By Cameron Tucker, Athletics Weekly

Last year was a record-breaking one in sport for New Zealand. The island nation, renowned for its haka-dancing rugby team,...

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Cooks Gardens, the classic Mile venue

January 13, 2017

63 men, from 41 different athletes from 9 different countries, have recorded sub-4 minute Mile times here including legend Peter Snell's 1962 world record and Jürgen May's fastest Mile on a grass track in 1965

From Wanganui Chronicle

Few provincial towns in the world of Wanganui's size can...

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New Zealand Olympic 1500m legends welcome Nick Willis to their special club

August 24, 2016

"It's a fantastic achievement, but just what he deserves because he's stuck at it for a long time. He's had his ups and downs but I believe he was in very good shape going into this competition... it became a tactician's race and Nick put himself in a position to win."

By Marc Hinton, Stuff

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Sir Peter Snell honored by US Sports Academy with Distinguished Service Award

December 11, 2015

Former Mile world record holder and 3-time Olympic champion recognized for outstanding contributions to national or international sport through education, research or service.

From Stuff

Sir Peter Snell has been honoured by the United States Sports Academy with a Distinguished Service Award...

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3 Secrets of Legendary Coach Arthur Lydiard

November 19, 2015

New Zealander, who passed away in 2004, forever changed the sport of distance running via his training methods and coached athletes such as Mile legend Peter Snell to the Olympic podium and running glory.

By Duncan Larkin, Competitor

It’s not hard to start a conversation about famed running...

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The Legacy of New Zealand’s Milers

August 19, 2015

Jack Lovelock, Peter Snell, and John Walker paved the way for future Kiwi stars like Nick Willis.

By Roger Robinson, Running Times

When Nick Willis was a boy in Lower Hutt, New Zealand, he used to watch videos of Kiwis Jack Lovelock, Peter Snell, and John Walker winning Olympic 1500m gold...

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