Mile News


World Champion Morceli Shatters Mile World Record

September 05, 1993

"He runs with no fear. Runners in the Western world have a tendency to create psychological barriers for themselves. He runs at will, with no inhibitions." - Eamonn Coghlan

From the New York Times

RIETI, Italy — Noureddine Morceli of Algeria set a world record for the Mile today, breaking the...

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Sub-4 at 40?

December 23, 1991

John Walker to become the first 40-year-old to break the 4 minute Mile?

By Merrell Noden, Sports Illustrated

JOHN WALKER KNOWS WHY NO ONE has broken 4 minutes for the Mile at age 40. ''I just don't believe people have been stupid enough to stay around at a high-level competitive edge at 40,''...

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Mile High

July 23, 1990

Joe Falcon demonstrated in Oslo that the U.S. at last has a middle-distance man who can run with the world's best in the Mile

By Merrell Noden, Sports Illustrated

Not since 1982, when Steve Scott was swapping victories with the likes of Sebastian Coe and Steve Ovett of England, had an...

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Where Have All Our Milers Gone?

September 22, 1986

To early burnout as a result of the U.S. system, says the author, and ''the lack of long-term coaching relationships is really hurtful." - Peter Snell

By Kenny Moore, Sports Illustrated

Here's a mystifying bit of track lore you could probably massage into a killer bet in one of those...

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