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Ovett’s 3:49.25 Wins Oslo Mile as Seven Runners Better 3:51

July 12, 1981

''It's the best Mile the world's ever seen." - Steve Ovett

By Neil Amdur, New York Times

OSLO, Norway — The Mile moved to a new frontier tonight when seven runners shattered 3 minutes, 51 seconds, led by Steve Ovett's winning 3:49.25 and an American record 3:49.68 by Steve Scott, who was...

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As We Join Our Show, Steve, Is, As Usual, Running

June 22, 1981

Can young Steve Scott, Miler and soap opera junkie, find happiness and success with a world record? You can bet he'd like to find out

By Kenny Moore, Sports Illustrated

Call it the Seven-Per-Cent Problem. A Miler running at 15 mph—or four minutes per Mile—spends a tenth of his energy just...

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This was a Time to Remember

February 26, 1979

Spurred by a memory, Eamonn Coghlan wiped out the indoor Mile world record; runner-up Steve Scott sets U.S. record

By Kenny Moore, Sports Illustrated

Forty-five minutes before the Mile, Eamonn Coghlan began to warm up. As he ran through the tunnels beneath the San Diego Sports Arena, where th...

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Putting It All Up Front

January 23, 1978

When Dick Buerkle quit teaching to sell contact lenses he also discarded come-from-behind race tactics, and after a jackrabbit start he broke the indoor Mile record

By Anita Verschoth, Sports Illustrated

It was Friday the 13th and, naturally, Dick Buerkle's flight out of Buffalo at 12:30pm...

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