March 31, 2020
"I believe one of the keys to my later success was that I wasn't pushed in high school."
By Steve Brand, MileSplit CA
Steve Scott is America's greatest Miler. Not the fastest anymore, but the greatest.
Consider that in his running career, which didn't really take off until he was a...
August 05, 2019
Advice to young runners gleaned from his coaching years includes patience, relaxation and trusting in your coach.
By Mike Sandrock, Daily Camera
There have been athletes from 71 countries running faster than 4 minutes for the Mile since Roger Bannister first broke the historic barrier on May...
June 18, 2018
Retired CSU-San Marcos coach has moved with wife JoAnn to Pacific Grove, near Monterey, where he continues to run and enjoys the cooler conditions while he ponders his future.
By Nick Canepa for the San Diego Union-Tribune
It was a February night in 1977, when we really, honestly cared about...
April 22, 2018
Mile legend the university's first cross cross country and track & field coach since 1999; on campus retirement open house on Thursday, May 10
From Cal State San Marcos
Two-time Olympian Steve Scott, the only cross country and track & field coach in Cal State San Marcos' history, announced...
April 02, 2018
“Get over it. If you have a bad workout or a bad race, allow yourself exactly 1 hour to stew about it, then move on.”
By Runner's Tribe
This is Part 1 of a 2 part series. Part 1 looks into Steve Scott’s training during the later stages of his career. By this stage, Steve had already amassed...
October 24, 2017
Learn to race the competition, not the clock.
By Jeff Benjamin, RunBlogRun.com
Steve Scott started out as a basebal player. His mom got Steve into running, encouraging him to join her morning jogs. In high school, the future U.S. Olympian ran 1:52 for the 800 meters and 4:15 for the Mile in...
March 09, 2017
"If I can expose them to running and show them that it’s fun, then to me that’s rewarding."
By Tom Johnson, Stu News Newport
Had a chance to catch up with Steve Scott last week. Scott obviously is one of the greatest runners in American history. The three-time Olympian attended college at...
April 29, 2016
Scott’s perseverance and dedication to the sport of running has helped athletes at CSUSM meet their full potential. This year, he is looking forward to taking his track & field team to the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Championships held at Cal State Los Angeles in May.
March 05, 2015
No matter how many people run under 4 minutes, when you do it your first time it’s something special.
By Adam Elder, Competitor.com
Steve Scott is one of America’s greatest middle-distance runners of all-time, having posted three outdoor U.S. Mile records, a World Championship silver medal,...
October 18, 2014
Three-time Olympian and former longtime U.S. Mile record holder being treated at the Scripps Proton Therapy Center in San Diego.
By Don Norcross, Competitor.com
In the United States, when the conversation is track and field, specifically the Mile, one name stands out.
July 07, 2014
In thrilling race against top field, the legend again breaks his U.S. record in Oslo, Norway
By Bring Back the Mile
A Mile is four laps on the track that some have called the perfect distance and a four-act play. Oslo's Bislett Games Dream Mile in the 1980s was the pinnacle of this classic...
September 20, 2012
By Barbara Huebner, NYRR News
Some of the greatest Milers in the world have won the Fifth Avenue Mile presented by Nissan, which will be run for the 32nd time on Saturday. Sydney Maree, Steve Scott, Mary Slaney, John Walker, Peter Elliott and Bernard Lagat are among those who have broken the...
May 04, 2012
The magic of the Mile apparently will never go away, and some coaches and runners want the 1600 to change back to the Mile, which is slightly longer.
By Steve Brand, MaxPreps.com
In his career, Steve Scott ran a record 137 sub-4 minute Miles. Chances are, no one will ever break that mark...
October 28, 1996
Steve Scott, now 40 and a cancer survivor, plans to break 4 minutes again
By John Walters, Sports Illustrated
Steve Scott stands at the starting line on the track at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field, in Eugene, on May 26, 1996. He has 4 minutes to prove to himself that he is immortal....
February 28, 1983
...and a promise to keep in Cleveland. Eamonn Coghlan and Steve Scott raced in San Diego, then flew all night to meet again
By Kenny Moore, Sports Illustrated
Eamonn Coghlan (3:50.6) and Steve Scott (3:51.8) are the two fastest indoor Milers in history. They hadn't met indoors for two years,...
September 28, 1981
“Steve’s greatest assets are his strength and resilience. He can run three days in a row and be as strong the third day as the first.”
By Joe Fares, People
As a freshman member of the Upland, Calif. high school track team, Steve Scott savored the pleasures of life in the slow lane. “I didn’t...
July 11, 1981
''It's the best Mile the world's ever seen." - Steve Ovett
By Neil Amdur, New York Times
OSLO, Norway — The Mile moved to a new frontier tonight when seven runners shattered 3 minutes, 51 seconds, led by Steve Ovett's winning 3:49.25 and an American record 3:49.68 by Steve Scott, who was...
June 22, 1981
Can young Steve Scott, Miler and soap opera junkie, find happiness and success with a world record? You can bet he'd like to find out
By Kenny Moore, Sports Illustrated
Call it the Seven-Per-Cent Problem. A Miler running at 15 mph—or 4 minutes per Mile—spends a tenth of his energy just...