Mile News


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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World Champion Morceli Shatters Mile World Record

September 05, 1993

"He runs with no fear. Runners in the Western world have a tendency to create psychological barriers for themselves. He runs at will, with no inhibitions." - Eamonn Coghlan

From the New York Times

RIETI, Italy — Noureddine Morceli of Algeria set a world record for the Mile today, breaking the...

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Sub-4 at 40?

December 23, 1991

John Walker to become the first 40-year-old to break the 4 minute Mile?

By Merrell Noden, Sports Illustrated

JOHN WALKER KNOWS WHY NO ONE has broken 4 minutes for the Mile at age 40. ''I just don't believe people have been stupid enough to stay around at a high-level competitive edge at 40,''...

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Mile High

July 23, 1990

Joe Falcon demonstrated in Oslo that the U.S. at last has a middle-distance man who can run with the world's best in the Mile

By Merrell Noden, Sports Illustrated

Not since 1982, when Steve Scott was swapping victories with the likes of Sebastian Coe and Steve Ovett of England, had an...

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