Mile News Tagged Jack Lovelock


Legend Lovelock’s record time for Mile to be tested at Lovelock Classic

January 03, 2018

"It depends on the day and the weather, if it's balmy they are more likely to beat Jack's record."

By Ryan Dunlop, The Timaru Herald

Many have tried and failed to beat South Canterbury gold medalist and local legend Jack Lovelock's personal record for a Mile. but 2018 may be the year.

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Peter Snell: Titan of the track

January 31, 2017

New Zealand has produced some of the most prolific middle-distance runners in history and Cameron Tucker spoke with possibly the greatest of them all

By Cameron Tucker, Athletics Weekly

Last year was a record-breaking one in sport for New Zealand. The island nation, renowned for its...

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Will the Lovelock Mile record fall?

January 04, 2017

Race honors 1936 Olympic 1500m champion and local legend Jack Lovelock; winner to receive $600 prize money with an extra $400 for a sub-4 minute Mile

From The Timaru Herald

No Lovelock Mile competitor has yet managed to beat the best Mile time of the man commemorated in the annual race, but...

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The Legacy of New Zealand’s Milers

August 19, 2015

Jack Lovelock, Peter Snell, and John Walker paved the way for future Kiwi stars like Nick Willis.

By Roger Robinson, Running Times

When Nick Willis was a boy in Lower Hutt, New Zealand, he used to watch videos of Kiwis Jack Lovelock, Peter Snell, and John Walker winning Olympic 1500m gold...

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