Mile News Tagged Zola Budd


Muir gunning for British Mile record

May 08, 2017

"The Mile is such an iconic event and to become the British record holder would be massive for me."

By Sportsbeat

The Scot has already got the 1500m and 3000m national records and will be out to take the Mile mark on July 9 at the London Stadium.

Laura Muir admits she is fine form after...

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Mary Decker and Zola Budd drove women’s athletics forward

July 28, 2016

More than 30 years after their heyday on the track, Decker and Budd still hold national records for the Mile.

By Jason Henderson, The Guardian

For an arena that bills itself as “the greatest stadium in the world”, the Los Angeles Coliseum is badly in need of a facelift. Large cracks caused by...

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Nine for IX: Runner

August 12, 2013

The latest ESPN Nine for IX documentary takes a look at one of sports most infamous moments, the Mary Decker - Zola Budd collision at the 1984 Olympic Games at 3000 meters; Premiers on ESPN on August 13; directed by former world class runner Shola Lynch, winner of the 1984 Millrose Games Girls'...

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After the Fall

October 01, 2009

Many remember Zola Budd as the barefoot prodigy who broke world records, became a symbol of South Africa's oppression, and was blamed for Mary Decker's Olympic nightmare, but her story has more heartbreak, more hard-fought redemption and considerably more weirdness than the legend.

By Steve...

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