Mile News Tagged Glenn Cunningham

Clayton Murphy’s Self-Imposed Challenge: 800-1500 Double at USA Outdoor Championships

June 14, 2017

Mile legend Glenn Cunningham, in 1933, last man to win middle-distance national championships double

By Dave Hunter, RunBlogRun

Clayton Murphy's proven middle distance range combined with his unparalleled progression over the past 4 years has sparked much speculation over which event the 2016...

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One State, Three Mile Legends: Cunningham, Santee, Ryun

November 05, 2015

Record setting, Olympic trio hail from Kansas, the Sunflower State

By Bring Back the Mile

Kansas is known for its expansive wheat fields, but it has also amazingly grown three of the greatest Milers in history: Glenn Cunningham, Wes Santee and Jim Ryun. Consider below the impressive...

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Making the Most of Your Mile: Kansas Road Mile

October 30, 2014

Presented by HOKA ONE ONE, the interview series speaks with Trevor Darmstetter, Race Director for the inaugural Kansas Road Mile Championship.

By Bring Back the Mile

It's typically difficult to find road Mile events after September in the U.S., but the inaugural Kansas Road Mile Championship,...

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State Mile Guide: #34 Kansas

April 25, 2014

Date of Statehood: January 29, 1861
Capital: Topeka
Motto: Ad astra per aspera (To the stars through difficulty)

Kansas’ state motto, “To the stars through difficulty,” perfectly encapsulates the feelings of those that struggle to realize a dream, and in particular their running dreams. The...

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Glenn Cunningham overcame burn injuries to set Mile records

January 19, 2014

Kansas track star, 1936 Olympic 1500m silver medalist won Wanamaker Mile six times

By Beccy Tanner, The Wichita Eagle

The anniversary of one of the most famous fires in Kansas is approaching.

On the morning of Feb. 9, 1917, Glenn Cunningham, his brother, Floyd, and two other siblings walked...

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Mile Great Glenn Cunningham 2012 National Distance Running Hall of Fame Inductee

May 23, 2012

11th class also includes steeplechaser Horace Ashenfelter and marathoner Jacqueline Hansen

UTICA, N.Y. – The National Distance Running Hall of Fame announced the eleventh class of inductees to be honored in July in Utica New York. The class of 2012 is comprised of Glenn Cunningham, Horace...

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Pressure’s on When Dad’s a Legend

May 28, 2010

By Bob Lutz, The Wichita Eagle

If you want to see what you're made of, try walking in the footsteps of greatness. Better yet, try running in them.

Jim Ryun, Glenn Cunningham and Archie San Romani Sr. are three of America's greatest distance runners, all produced right here in Kansas.


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Forgotten Stories of Courage & Inspiration: Glenn Cunningham

June 12, 2009

“It hurt like thunder to walk, but it didn't hurt at all when I ran. So for five or six years, about all I did was run.”

By Leroy Watson Jr., Bleacher Report

It was another bitterly cold morning in Everetts, Kan., a rural farming town like so many hundreds of communities throughout the...

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A Time to Remember: 3:51.3

July 25, 1966

Leaving the whole world far behind him, Jim Ryun, the 19-year-old durable wonder of Kansas, smashes track's most treasured record—the Mile mark that has eluded American runners for 29 years

Anita Verschoth, Sports Illustrated

After a few warmup sprints last Sunday on a field next to Edwards...

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