June 12, 2017
Another U.S. high schooler just went under four, which inspired us to trace the milestone's roots, starting with legend Roger Bannister
By Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Online
In early June, Reed Brown, a Texas high school senior, became the tenth U.S. high schooler in history to run the Mile...
June 09, 2017
“The biggest thing I’ve learned from them is the mindset. You always have to go hard and believe in yourself – push until the last meters.”
As he entered the back straight for the final time, with 45 seconds of agony between him and Mile history, 16-year-old Jakob Ingebrigtsen had one...
June 07, 2017
The Strava Mile campaign is about bringing runners from all over the world together and encouraging them to run their best Miles together.
By Gary Roethenbaugh, triathalonbusiness.com
Strava, the social network for athletes, has released data from over 5.6 million runners showing the average...
May 30, 2017
The stagnation was attributed to the war and the breakthrough was a return to sport along the modernization of training.
By The Science of Running
The story goes that Roger Bannister crushed the 4 minute Mile mark, and allowed runners to dream of the impossible. No longer held back by this...
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...
March 26, 2017
The O’Hara-Keelan breakthroughs came fifty-four years apart.
By Paul O’Shea, Once Upon a Time in the Vest
It’s a brick wall. I shall not attempt it again.
--John Landy, after running between 4:02 and 4:03 six times in 1953.
Fortunately for the track & field world, the determined...
March 02, 2017
The Order recognizes people who have made a major contribution to the arts, science, medicine or government over a long period of time; just 53 other living people are Order members
By Luke Sproule, Oxford Mail
As he was officially awarded one of the Commonwealth's most prestigious honours ...
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...
December 31, 2016
"I would hope that my colleagues with whom I worked in hospitals for 25 years will appreciate the honor, as well as those who were in the world of running.”
By Luke Sproule, The Oxford Times
Sir Roger Bannister, celebrated neurologist and the first man to run a Mile in less than 4 minutes,...
August 06, 2016
"There will always be failures, wrongdoing and cheating in every human endeavour. Britain should be bursting with pride over our Froomes, Murrays, Ennis-Hills and Mo Farahs. They inspire amateur athletes all over the world."
By Hannah Somerville, Oxford Mail
Sporting legend Roger Bannister...
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