Mile News Tagged Steve Cram


Bupa Westminster Mile celebrates Steve Cram’s world record

February 12, 2015

“The Mile is the perfect distance for any age and any ability.”

By Athletics Weekly

The third edition of the Bupa Westminster Mile on Sunday, May 24 will salute one of Britain’s greatest middle-distance runners as well as his Mile record.

Steve Cram broke the Mile world record in the Dream...

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Mile Moment of the Month: The Magic of the Fifth Avenue Mile

September 10, 2014

Sydney Maree soundly beats top international field, sets still standing men's event record in inaugural year 1981

By Bring Back the Mile

The Fifth Avenue Mile, contested on one of the world’s most famous thoroughfares, was the brainchild of New York Road Runners Club president & impresario...

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Cram’s Dream Mile

May 09, 2014

“Certainly the easiest record was the Mile. I remember crossing the line and feeling ‘woah’ and later that night I said to a few people that if I did 3:46 feeling like that then 3:44 was possible."

By Jason Henderson, Athletics Weekly

Of all Steve Cram’s record-breaking achievements, his one...

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Who is the ultimate Supermiler?

April 27, 2014

As the 60th anniversary of the first sub-4 minute Mile approaches, tell us who you believe to be the leading Miler of all-time

From Athletics Weekly

Roger Bannister’s 3:59.4 Mile of almost 60 years ago is one of the most revered performances in athletics history.

Being the first man to run...

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Cram’s love for Games spun from pure gold

February 26, 2014

"I won a lot of gold medals and I raced with the best. But for me the greatest moment was beating the Mile world record."

By Hugh Macdonald, The Herald

A gliding, guzzler of yards on the track, Steve Cram had no sooner returned from Russia than he was in his car driving from his home in...

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The Return of the Kings: Coe, Ovett and Cram at Bislett

June 10, 2013

By IAAF Diamond League

The “British kings of middle distance” will collectively return to Oslo for the first time in nearly a quarter of a century when they gather in Oslo to celebrate the Exxon Mobil Bislett Games on Thursday, June 13. In the late 70s and early 80s Seb Coe, Steve Ovett and...

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John Walker Interview

June 01, 2013

By Christopher Kelsall, Athletics Illustrated

Sir John Walker of New Zealand was the greatest middle-distance runner of his era and had few peers during the eras that followed. Although there were great competitors during his time like Sebastion Coe, Eamonn Coghlan, Steve Cram, Steve Ovett and...

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An Open Love Letter to the Mile

February 14, 2012

Dear Mile:

You were our First Love from the first time that we set eyes on your classic beauty & rich history; it's been a wonderful 140-plus years together. From the time Edward Merritt (USA) ran 4:43.8 in 1877 to Great Britian's Sir Roger Bannister's ground breaking, and now iconic, first...

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An Exclusive Club

June 27, 1994

Forty years after Roger Bannister broke four minutes, the brotherhood of Mile record holders gathered to honor their grand obsession

By Gary Smith, Sports Illustrated

Never join someone who eclipses you. Align yourself with one who increases your luster. The man who puts you in the shade...

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World Champion Morceli Shatters Mile World Record

September 05, 1993

"He runs with no fear. Runners in the Western world have a tendency to create psychological barriers for themselves. He runs at will, with no inhibitions." - Eamonn Coghlan

From the New York Times

RIETI, Italy — Noureddine Morceli of Algeria set a world record for the Mile today, breaking the...

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