February 11, 2021
In clash of U.S. Mile greats, Princeton athlete also set NCAA Outdoor Championships meet record
Revenge was fresh on Bill Bonthron’s mind as Princeton made its first trip to the 1934 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Just a week...
November 05, 2015
Record setting, Olympic trio hail from Kansas, the Sunflower State
By Bring Back the Mile
Kansas is known for its expansive wheat fields, but it has also amazingly grown three of the greatest Milers in history: Glenn Cunningham, Wes Santee and Jim Ryun. Consider below the impressive...
November 01, 2014
Cunningham had run the race of his life and knocked two full seconds off the outdoor Mile world record and four seconds off his own indoor record!
By Peter Webster '71, Dartmouth Alumni Magazine
In the 1930s, when American sports fans desperately needed something to cheer about, Glenn...
January 19, 2014
Kansas track star, 1936 Olympic 1500m silver medalist won Wanamaker Mile six times
By Beccy Tanner, The Wichita Eagle
The anniversary of one of the most famous fires in Kansas is approaching.
On the morning of Feb. 9, 1917, Glenn Cunningham, his brother, Floyd, and two other siblings walked...
September 20, 2012
By Barbara Huebner, NYRR News
Some of the greatest Milers in the world have won the Fifth Avenue Mile presented by Nissan, which will be run for the 32nd time on Saturday. Sydney Maree, Steve Scott, Mary Slaney, John Walker, Peter Elliott and Bernard Lagat are among those who have broken the...
May 23, 2012
11th class also includes steeplechaser Horace Ashenfelter and marathoner Jacqueline Hansen
UTICA, N.Y. – The National Distance Running Hall of Fame announced the eleventh class of inductees to be honored in July in Utica New York. The class of 2012 is comprised of Glenn Cunningham, Horace...
April 11, 2012
2010 and 2011 Relays champions Peter van der Westuizen and Will Leer return for another shot at sub-4-minute mile at Memorial Stadium
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Eight of the nation’s top milers have agreed to race in the prestigious Glenn Cunningham Mile at the 2012 Kansas Relays it was announced by KU...
May 28, 2010
By Bob Lutz, The Wichita Eagle
If you want to see what you're made of, try walking in the footsteps of greatness. Better yet, try running in them.
Jim Ryun, Glenn Cunningham and Archie San Romani Sr. are three of America's greatest distance runners, all produced right here in Kansas.
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...