Mile News


Dyrol Burleson Interview

May 01, 2012

Greatest running moment: That first sub-4 Mile on Hayward Field thanks to Ernie Cunliffe – that would be it.

By Gary Cohen

Dyrol Burleson was a member of the 1960 and 1964 United States Olympic teams in the 1500 meters where he finished in sixth and fifth place, respectively. He won the 1960...

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American distance record-holder Alan Webb battles back from injuries

April 30, 2012

By Jeff Faraudo, Bay Area News Group

PALO ALTO - His career stalled by injuries most of the past four years, Alan Webb hopes to become the runner he once was. But he doesn't expect to get there by looking back.

"I almost try not to compare myself to what I did in the past," the 29-year-old...

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The Fun Miler: Former World Record Holder Tony Waldrop Reflects on His Storybook Career

April 29, 2012

In the mid-1970s, American middle-distance runner Tony Waldrop was lighting the track on fire. As a University of North Carolina senior, Waldrop set the world record for the indoor Mile, running a blazing 3:55.0 on February 17, 1974 in San Diego. Earlier that same year, he became the first man to...

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At Penn Relays, Cain more than able in girls’ high school Mile

April 28, 2012

By Ted Silary, Phillynews.com

PHILADELPHIA - Mary Cain has heard the story umpteen times. Oops, let's make that umpteen-and-one.

The latest retelling occurred Thursday as Cain, with her father doing the driving, rode from Bronxville, N.Y., a New York City suburb, to Franklin Field to compete...

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