Mile News Tagged Iffley Road Track


How to Run Your Fastest Mile

May 18, 2017

Bored with 5K and 10Ks? Try this perfect test of speed and endurance

By Nick Harris-Fry, Coach

In today’s metric world, the Mile is not a distance most people run all that regularly. Track athletes will sprint all manner of distances up to 1500m and road runners tackle anything from 5K...

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My First Sub-4

January 05, 2017

There was a lengthy pause as the three timekeepers compared their watches in order to come up with the official time, and then there was the announcement, “It has happened again!”

By Craig Masback

The quest for my first sub-4 minute Mile began on the streets of Rome and finished on Oxford’s...

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It’s Time to Bring Back the Mile

October 31, 2012

By Donald Buraglio and Mike Dove, The Running Life

Look at any list of the top sporting accomplishments of all time, and Roger Bannister's four-minute Mile will be near the very top. It was the culmination of a quest that captivated the world, and an iconic moment that ultimately transcended...

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Ostler Runs in Sir Roger’s Footsteps

August 08, 2012

By Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle

OXFORD, England -- The rain begins falling just as I arrive at the Iffley Road Athletics Track at Oxford University, where Roger Bannister broke the 4-minute Mile barrier.

Perfect.

This is the same weather, breezy and drippy, that Bannister...

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Return the Mile to prominence on the American & worldwide sports and cultural landscape by elevating and celebrating the Mile to create a movement.

ELEVATE
Bring Back the Mile as the premier event in the sport, and increase interest in and media coverage of the Mile for both those who love the distance as well as the general public.

CELEBRATE
Bring Back the Mile to celebrate the storied distance and to recognize the people who made and make the Mile great and to promote Mile events and the next generation of U.S. Milers.

NATIONAL MOVEMENT
Bring Back the Mile to create a national movement for the Mile as America’s Distance,
to inspire Americans to run the Mile as part of their fitness program and to replace the 1600 meters at High School State Track & Field Meets across the country.

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