North Carolina junior only third Tar Heel to run sub-4 minute Mile joining legends Tony Waldrop and Reggie McAfee
June 4, 2013
By Andrew Pearson, Citizen-Times
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Asheville High alum Isaac Presson has an honest assessment of last Saturday night.
It never should have happened.
Presson made some magic by breaking four minutes in the Mile run for the first time at the Music City Distance Carnival track meet in Nashville, Tenn.
The University of North Carolina junior crossed the line with a personal-record time of 3 minutes, 58.67 seconds at the competition hosted by Vanderbilt.
June 7, 2012
When 40-year-old Anthony Whiteman ran 3:58.79 last Saturday to win the Music City Distance Carnival’s elite Mile race, he became the first masters runner to break 4:00 outdoors. (Ireland’s Eamonn Coghlan accomplished the feat indoors in 1994.) A British Olympian in 1996 and 2000 with PRs of 3:32.34 for 1500 meters and 3:51.90 in the Mile, Whiteman took a six-year hiatus from the sport before launching an unexpected comeback in 2010. We spoke over calzones at the Mellow Mushroom in Asheville, N.C., on June 5, one day before Whiteman set a Masters world record of 1:48.22 for 800 meters.
Sub-4 at 40; shoestring budgets and supporting dreams
June 1, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Editor's note: Anthony Whiteman (GBR) not only won the Music City Distance Carnival Swiftwick Mile at the age of 40, but became the first Masters athlete to run a sub-4 minute Mile outdoors. Whiteman covered the distance in 3:58.79. You can watch the race in its entirety below courtesy of FloTrack.org and Kyle King...