Mile News Tagged World Record


Steve Cram on Bislett and the Dream Mile

June 14, 2015

“Our sport is about winning medals and winning championships, and measuring yourself [...] against the past and the history” said the 54-year-old 1984 Olympic 1500m silver medalist.

From BBC

30 years ago retired British track & field athlete Steve Cram broke the world Mile record in Oslo....

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Mile Moment of the Month: 50 years ago Peter Snell sets rare world record

November 03, 2014

“The first half Mile was, I felt, too fast, but I was carried along by the whole atmosphere and excitement... I struggled along to the three-quarter mark, and from then on I was hanging on desperately.”

By Bring Back the Mile

Like October, which also has few top racing opportunities, the...

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Mile Moment of the Month: Rare World Record Set in October

October 04, 2014

On that windless fall day in the City of Lights, Jules Ladoumègue was so anxious that he false started!

By Bring Back the Mile

October is a slow month for the Mile as the year’s racing season is virtually all done by the end of summer, and thus, over the past 125-plus years, only a few U.S....

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Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Diane Leather Breaking the 5 Minute Mile Barrier

May 29, 2014

By Peter Thompson

This article has been published in its entirety with the author's permission. It was initially published in the 'BMC News', the Club magazine of the British Milers' Club, in Spring 2014.

Many of you reading this blog are aware of the the 60th anniversary of breaking the 4...

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Sixty years ago Diane Leather smashed world record but not sex barrier

May 27, 2014

Leather’s run was not recognized as a world record, only a world’s best, because the IAAF did not keep records above 800m for women. And that is a story in itself.

By Sean Ingle, The Guardian

Sixty years ago this May, on a crushed cinder track in the Midlands, an athlete ran into history by...

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Cram’s Dream Mile

May 09, 2014

His British record has stood since 1985, but Steve Cram tells AW’s editor he could have run two seconds quicker on that memorable night in Oslo

By Jason Henderson, Athletics Weekly

Of all Steve Cram’s record-breaking achievements, his one Mile performance stands out. At the Bislett Games in...

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Diane Leather’s Fantastic Sub-Five

May 08, 2014

The barrier breaker looks back on her historic sub-five Mile of 60 years ago

May 6, 1954, might be a date forever etched in history, but just 23 days after Roger Bannister’s barrier-breaking sub-four-minute Mile, a woman made a similar breakthrough.

However, whereas Bannister’s achievement is...

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Roger Bannister: ‘The day I broke the 4 minute Mile’

March 30, 2014

In an extract from his new book, "Twin Tracks", Bannister recounts how he prepared for his unforgettable, legendary race: "I felt at that moment that it was my chance to do one thing supremely well."

Sixty years ago, on May 6, 1954, at Iffley Road track in Oxford, Roger Bannister became the...

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How I Broke the Indoor Mile Record: An Interview with a “Freak”

February 21, 2014

Coghlan owned the indoor wood in the glory days of that element, ergo his lifetime appointment as "Chairman of the Boards."

By Sarah Barker, Deadspin.com

Eamonn Coghlan is not too sensitive about the fact that today's twentysomethings were infants when he ran a Mile in 3 minutes, 49 seconds...

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Lost American Mile Masters

April 23, 2013

Lesser-known runners larger-than-life champions in their day

By Roger Robinson, Running Times

Name the only American middle-distance runner to win four Olympic gold medals. Which great American Miler was rejected by the New York police because of a suspect heart?

Which famous American...

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