March 16, 1959
"These compliments are very good for a runner. It is what we run for. You know?"
By Tex Maule, Sports Illustrated
Coming into the last turn of Madison Square Garden's 11-lap-track, the skinny blond runner had the pole. At his right shoulder and a step behind, Ron Delany matched Istvan...
November 10, 1958
Led by a fanatic and driven by private furies, Australia's fantastic Miler finds solace and satisfaction in pushing himself beyond endurance
By Don Connery, Sports Illustrated
On a primeval, wind-swept beach at Portsea, a curling tongue of scruffy Cape Cod land 60 miles south of Melbourne, a...
August 27, 1956
A stirring tradition of U.S. distance running is dying on the vine. What are the reasons, and what should be done to bring it back?
By David Richardson, Sports Illustrated
The most extraordinary thing about the once elusive four-minute Mile in recent weeks has been the almost casual manner...
May 21, 1956
Gentle John Landy, after one of history's fastest Miles, could feel only sadness and defeat. Here is the story of an amazing, dedicated athlete—and an amazing human being: "I'd rather lose a 3:58 Mile than win one in 4:10."
By Paul O'Neil, Sports Illustrated
The townspeople of Fresno,...