February 14, 2012
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...
September 07, 1981
His latest Mile world record having lasted but a week, Sebastian Coe came racing back to regain it in Brussels
By Kenny Moore, Sports Illustrated
As the gun sounded to begin the Golden Mile in Brussels' Heizel Stadium last Friday night, August 28th, Tom Byers was caught off balance. He was in...
July 19, 1981
A record-breaking performance... would solidify the Mile's stature as one of sport's most exciting spectacles... Who would have got excited about the 4 minute 1600 anyway?
By Craig Masback, The New York Times
Steve Ovett stood with hands on hips in silent contemplation of the men's 200...
July 11, 1981
''It's the best Mile the world's ever seen." - Steve Ovett
By Neil Amdur, New York Times
OSLO, Norway — The Mile moved to a new frontier tonight when seven runners shattered 3 minutes, 51 seconds, led by Steve Ovett's winning 3:49.25 and an American record 3:49.68 by Steve Scott, who was...