July 31, 2018
It was simply the most significant race ever run in Ireland, despite the intrusion of a black and white mongrel dog midway through the race, and it lived up to its billing to the letter.
By Peter Byrne for The Irish Times
In an extract from his forthcoming book Winning for Ireland, Peter...
March 19, 2018
The legend clocked a 3:59.03 Mile, with teammates Merv Lincoln securing silver and Albie Thomas overtaking Gordon Pirie to give Australia a 1-2-3 medal sweep
By Mike Colman, The Courier-Mail
Herb Elliott will always be best remembered for his world record-breaking run to win the 1500m at the...
June 30, 2017
“In the winter and spring of 1957, I must have run 2,500 miles in training and lifted thousands of pounds in weights.”
By Runner's Tribe
800m: 1:46.70 (estimated from 880 yard time of 1:47.30)
1500m: 3:35.60 (former Olympic and World Records)
August 13, 2016
“There was no reason for me to continue running. There was no money in it, I had a family, I wasn’t a wealthy fellow so I needed to go out and get a job.”
By Billy Rule, PerthNow
FROM this weekend, the best runners in the world will be faced with a question.
For four years they’ve been...
February 23, 2014
The 1960 Olympic champion and Mile world record holder has spiritual depth to match his athletic ability.
By Daniel Lane, Sydney Morning Herald
Herb Elliott, who dominated the 1500 meters at the 1960 Rome Olympics, theorises that if life is a race, it is best to focus on personal perfection...
April 27, 2014
As the 60th anniversary of the first sub-4 minute Mile approaches, tell us who you believe to be the leading Miler of all-time
From Athletics Weekly
Roger Bannister’s 3:59.4 Mile of almost 60 years ago is one of the most revered performances in athletics history.
Being the first man to run...
June 27, 1994
Forty years after Roger Bannister broke four minutes, the brotherhood of Mile record holders gathered to honor their grand obsession
By Gary Smith, Sports Illustrated
Never join someone who eclipses you. Align yourself with one who increases your luster. The man who puts you in the shade...
May 30, 1960
Australia's superb Miler may still be the best in the world, but he has lost his fierce dedication. Now he faces the challenge of Oregon's Dyrol Burleson, who is still hungry
By Tex Maule, Sports Illustrated
Two years ago a grim, young, hawk-nosed Australian named Herb Elliott was the talk...
November 10, 1958
Led by a fanatic and driven by private furies, Australia's fantastic Miler finds solace and satisfaction in pushing himself beyond endurance
By Don Connery, Sports Illustrated
On a primeval, wind-swept beach at Portsea, a curling tongue of scruffy Cape Cod land 60 miles south of Melbourne, a...