March 26, 2017
The O’Hara-Keelan sub-4 breakthroughs came 54 years apart.
By Paul O’Shea, Once Upon a Time in the Vest
"It’s a brick wall. I shall not attempt it again."
--John Landy, after running between 4:02 and 4:03 six times in 1953.
Fortunately for the track & field world, the determined...
October 28, 2016
We need to be far more fan-friendly and that’s why I’m so pleased with ‘Bring Back the Mile’ and what they have been able to do. It’s one of those efforts where we realize they are investing in the future and the public and it helps people to identify with it all.
By Gary Cohen,...
June 15, 2016
"If someone gives me a challenge, I try to beat them. That's the type I am."
By Justin Breen, DNA info
The greatest Miler in Chicago's history still loves to run.
Even at age 74 — 52 years after setting a world record that stood for 10 years — Tom O'Hara relishes a 30-minute jog around his...
June 22, 1964
Loyola's Tom O'Hara can clock a Mile in less than 4 minutes, and for hours without a halt. Hardly anybody is able to catch up with him—until he stops. Then his rampaging doubts do.
By John Underwood, Sports Illustrated
A Mile runner does not run a Mile, he bombards it with logic. He plots it,...
March 16, 1964
In Chicago last week Tom O'Hara bettered his own indoor Mile world record with a stirring run
By Tom C. Brody, Sports Illustrated
Tom O'Hara is a shy, unassuming fellow whose most outrageous boast is a claim that he weighs 131 pounds. He has broken the world record for the indoor Mile twice...
February 24, 1964
An ordinary winter on the boards changed to one of excitement and anticipation when Tom O'Hara shattered the world record in New York City
By Robert Creamer, Sports Illustrated
Tom O'Hara took five seconds less than a minute last week to turn what had been a rather humdrum indoor track &...