Mile News Tagged Tracksmith

Can the Cal Ripken of Running Continue His Annual Sub-4 Mile Streak?

January 08, 2022

"This is a hard endeavor. The 4 minute barrier still means something, especially on 38-year-old legs.”

By Eric Wills,

Over the course of five Olympics, New Zealand's Nick Willis became a track & field legend. Now, at 38, he’s trying to complete an unprecedented feat: breaking the 4...

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Willis to ring in the New Year with sub-4 Mile annual record streak attempt

November 27, 2021

UPDATE: Due to escalating COVID-19 cases in New York, the Midnight Mile Gala on Friday, December 31, 2021 has been cancelled. Nick Willis’ record-extending sub-4 attempt will take place in a private setting without spectators at The Armory in New York City; see video below.

Two-time Olympic...

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On the Hunt

March 09, 2021

It’s all my favorite ingredients: a race that holds meaning, and a race rich with fierce competition.

By Nick Willis for Tracksmith

“Nicholas, you’re a hunter!” My coach likes to tell me whenever I go to the front of a race too early. It usually ends in disaster, because he’s right, I’m not a...

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Dark Horse and The Mile

May 24, 2017

I never want to do that again... but by the time I make it back to my spike bag I'm already thinking about the next time I'll get the chance to race, and it can't come soon enough.

By Lauren Henkel for Tracksmith

On a chilly April Friday night, the North Brooklyn Runners hosted an early...

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László Tábori: The People’s Sport, The People’s Champion

April 22, 2016

If I compare publicity percentage-wise, I had 75% for the Mile and 25% for the 1500 meters.

From Tracksmith's METER Magazine #04

László Tábori, in 1955, was the third man to break 4 minutes for the Mile, a feat that made the Hungarian famous around the world.

"Nothing gave me as much...

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