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South Africa Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Its First Sub-4 Minute Mile

De Villiers Lamprecht clocks 3:59.7 on November 13, 1964; 16th man overall

By Alec Basson,...


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Select Group: Only 20 men have gone sub-4 and sub-2:10

Legend Haile Gebrselassie best combo Mile-marathon time; three Americans: Alan Culpepper, Ken...


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Zamperini’s victory gets film honors

“I think as a human being, as a mother, as someone who works internationally, I needed...


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

HOKA ONE ONE presents the Mile Moment of the Month

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Like October, which...


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Camel City Elite Adds Olympic Silver Medalist Leo Manzano

November 20, 2014

$15,000 guaranteed prize purse draws deep field to indoor Mile events on January 31, 2015

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – JDL Fast Track has announced that 2012 Olympic silver medalist Leo Manzano has been added to the field for the Camel City Mile presented by Salem Sports set for Saturday, January 31,...

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Maine man ran in Bannister’s famous sub-4 minute Mile race

November 18, 2014

George Dole remembers the announcer giving the time for the race, and when he started saying the time as "three minutes..."...people started cheering so loudly they couldn't hear the rest of the number.

From WCSH6 NewsCenter, Portland, Maine

On May 6, 1954, a young man from Maine became part...

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Zamperini’s victory gets film honors

November 17, 2014

“I think as a human being, as a mother, as someone who works internationally, I needed desperately to know a man like Louis Zamperini in my life, to know that there is hope.” – director Angelina Jolie

By Tom Peck, The Independent

It is only in retrospect that the unconnected events of a life...

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South Africa Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Its First Sub-4 Minute Mile

November 15, 2014

De Villiers Lamprecht clocks 3:59.7 on November 13, 1964; 16th man overall

By Alec Basson, Stellenbosch University

It has been 50 years since former Matie athlete De Villiers Lamprecht on November 13, 1964 became the first South African to run a dream Mile, 1609 meters, in under 4 minutes,...

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