Mile News Tagged Peter Snell


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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New Zealand Olympic 1500m legends welcome Nick Willis to their special club

August 24, 2016

"It's a fantastic achievement, but just what he deserves because he's stuck at it for a long time. He's had his ups and downs but I believe he was in very good shape going into this competition... it became a tactician's race and Nick put himself in a position to win."

By Marc Hinton, Stuff

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Sir Peter Snell honored by US Sports Academy with Distinguished Service Award

December 11, 2015

Former Mile world record holder and 3-time Olympic champion recognized for outstanding contributions to national or international sport through education, research or service.

From Stuff

Sir Peter Snell has been honoured by the United States Sports Academy with a Distinguished Service Award...

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3 Secrets of Legendary Coach Arthur Lydiard

November 19, 2015

New Zealander, who passed away in 2004, forever changed the sport of distance running via his training methods and coached athletes such as Mile legend Peter Snell to the Olympic podium and running glory.

By Duncan Larkin, Competitor

It’s not hard to start a conversation about famed running...

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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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Miler Jim Ryun’s 50-year-old upset of Peter Snell still a magic moment in history

June 27, 2015

In an age when track & field was more popular in the U.S. than the NBA, NHL and what is now NASCAR, no one was a bigger star than high schooler Ryun

By Scott M. Reid, The Orange County Register

In early June 1965, Jim Ryun, an 18-year-old senior at Wichita’s East High School, and his coach...

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Mile Moment of the Month: 50 years ago Peter Snell sets rare world record

November 03, 2014

HOKA ONE ONE presents the Mile Moment of the Month

By Bring Back the Mile

Like October, which also has few top racing opportunities, the month of November has also produced just one outdoor Mile world record by either gender and that rare record occurred fifty years ago, on November 17, 1964...

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Mile Moment of the Month: Epic Prep Sub-4 Races

June 11, 2014

HOKA ONE ONE presents the Mile Moment of the Month

By Bring Back the Mile

On June 11, 2011, Lukas Verzbicas became only the fifth U.S. high school athlete and the second in a high school-only race to break 4 minutes for the Mile with his winning 3:59.71 clocking at the adidas Dream Mile in...

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Campaign to “Bring Back the Mile” Hits Its Second Lap

May 21, 2013

A grassroots movement is hoping to rekindle excitement for America’s favorite distance.

By Duncan Larkin, Competitor Magazine

Ryan Lamppa lives and breathes the Mile. It’s a classic American distance — just over four laps on a 400 meter track — that evokes grainy, black-and-white images of...

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Jim Ryun Returns to Site of Record Run

February 13, 2013

By Toni Reavis

San Diego’s Balboa Stadium looked much different in 1965 when it was home to the AFL San Diego Chargers than it does today as home to San Diego High School Cavers.  Before Qualcomm Stadium was built in Mission Valley in 1967, or Petco Park was erected downtown in 2004, Balboa...

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