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5.31.20

‘Misfit’ Miler was first to break sub-4 minute Mile on U.S. soil

Jim Bailey shocked the world by beating legend John Landy in Los...


5.27.20

Running is in Shannon Osika’s blood

“I love it. I mean, to be amongst so many talented and hardworking...


5.21.20

Dog Days for Jenny Simpson

“I go into every season and every championship as if it was a new...


5.23.20

Leo Daschbach Becomes 11th U.S. High School Boy Sub-4

Sub-57 final lap breaks sub-4 barrier: "I didn't realize I was...


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‘Misfit’ Miler was first to break sub-4 minute Mile on U.S. soil

May 31, 2020

Jim Bailey shocked the world by beating legend John Landy in Los Angeles in 1956

By Dan Fredericks, The Sydney Morning Herald

Australian Jim Bailey was the first runner to break the 4 minute Mile on American soil. He achieved this unexpected, historic feat on May 6, 1956, at the Los Angeles...

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Running is in Shannon Osika’s blood

May 27, 2020

“I love it. I mean, to be amongst so many talented and hardworking women and to be one of them feels really good."

By Sieg Lindstrom, Track & Field News

Spring of 2020, now heading into summer, has manifested itself as a train-and-wait game for athletes. The pandemic “why” of that is no...

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Leo Daschbach Becomes 11th U.S. High School Boy Sub-4

May 23, 2020

Sub-57 final lap breaks sub-4 barrier: "I didn't realize I was going to run sub-4 until I literally leaned across the line and the clock still said 59."

By Jeffrey Parenti, MileSplit.com

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. -- Leo Daschbach accomplished what he didn't even think was possible.

Earlier...

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Dog Days for Jenny Simpson

May 21, 2020

“I go into every season and every championship as if it was a new beginning. I don’t drag in baggage from the past as I also don’t prop myself up with accomplishments of old. Each year is its own mountain to climb."

By Sieg Lindstrom, Track & Field News

With what would have been a high-gear...

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