Mile News


Four Minutes of Fame

August 11, 1997

Remembering Don Bowden's U.S. milestone

Brad Herzog, Sports Illustrated

When Roger Bannister first ran the Mile in less than four minutes, on May 6, 1954, he was hailed the next morning by The New York Times as having achieved "one of man's hitherto unattainable goals." The four-minute...

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Master of the Mile

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....

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An Exclusive Club

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...

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Coghlan Over 40, Under 4 Minutes

February 21, 1994

First Masters runner to go sub-4 in the Mile: "They created more noise than at any other track I've run at, including Madison Square Garden."

By Marc Bloom, New York Times

After months of painful therapy, weeks of speed training and several near misses, Eamonn Coghlan of Ireland yesterday...

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