Mile News Tagged World Record


The Five Greatest Irish Runners in Villanova History

March 16, 2013

By Villanova Running

While observers might differ in the rank ordering of the best of the Irish Pipeline to Villanova, there is virtually no doubt that the top four Irish imports to have ever run at Villanova are (in my own rank order): Sonia O'Sullivan, Eamonn Coghlan, Marcus O'Sullivan and...

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Peter Snell: Run of a lifetime 50 years on

January 22, 2012

"The crowd started singing 'For he's a jolly good fellow' and the place was in chaos, with people running all over the show."

By Grant Chapman, New Zealand Herald

For Sir Murray Halberg, it was a night tinged with death and sadness. For Peter Snell, it was the moment he realized he wasn't...

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Peter Snell Interview

May 01, 2011

There were other very nice moments such as when I was trying to run a sub-4 minute Mile and ended up breaking the World Record!

By Gary Cohen

Peter Snell of New Zealand won the gold medal in the 1960 Olympic 800 meter run in Rome, Italy by 0.07 seconds, clockng 1:46.48. Four years later in...

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Forgotten Stories of Courage & Inspiration: Glenn Cunningham

June 12, 2009

“It hurt like thunder to walk, but it didn't hurt at all when I ran. So for five or six years, about all I did was run.”

By Leroy Watson Jr., Bleacher Report

It was another bitterly cold morning in Everetts, Kansas, a rural farming town like so many hundreds of communities throughout the...

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Bannister’s Sub-4 Minute Mile Named Greatest Athletic Achievement

November 18, 2005

For Forbes' panel of experts, editors and readers, one feat did emerge as a clear winner: the first sub-4 by Roger Bannister in 1954

By David M. Ewalt with Lacey Rose, Forbes.com

At their best, sports are about more than just winning games and diverting crowds. They test the limits of what...

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A tribute to the career of Gunder Hägg

November 28, 2004

Swedish running legend set the Mile world record three times and with countryman Arne Andersson, the duo approached the "magic" sub-4 minute mark

By Lennart Julin for the IAAF

Renowned Swedish Athletics historian and statistican Lennart Julin gives his own personal tribute to the life and...

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A New Record—By A Mile: El Guerrouj Shatters Mark

July 19, 1999

The mind-boggling record came in a real race, one that was not decided until the final strides; also 16 men overall go sub-4

By Merrell Noden, Sports Illustrated

As hard as it is to imagine a man running a Mile in 3 minutes, 43.13 seconds, the shock in Rome's Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday,...

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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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Banner Week in The Record Business: Aouita & Slaney

September 02, 1985

When it came up again, there was no expression there, nothing but running animal. She held her form.

By Kenny Moore, Sport Illustrated

Morocco's Said Aouita came flailing into the stretch of the 1500 meters in West Berlin's Olympic Stadium last Friday night looking as if his teeth were going...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream Mile

August 05, 1985

And here was all this power, suddenly, as if he had just joined the race... In the stretch he appeared taller than in earlier laps, expanding in the imagination.

By Kenny Moore, Sports Illustrated

Sebastian Coe turned into the last backstretch of the Dream Mile at the Bislett Games in Oslo in...

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