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Miling to the Beat of a Different Drummer

July 10, 2000

"It is difficult for me to understand some of the things Gabe does... What a terrible thing it would be for anyone to temper those dreams."

By John Walters, Sports Illustrated

Even his birth was extraordinary. Gabe Jennings was born inside a teacherage–a house connected to a school–in a...

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A New Record—By A Mile: El Guerrouj Shatters Mark

July 19, 1999

The mind-boggling record came in a real race, one that was not decided until the final strides; also record 16 men go sub-4 minutes.

By Merrell Noden, Sports Illustrated

As hard as it is to imagine a man running a Mile in 3 minutes, 43.13 seconds, the shock in Rome's Stadio Olimpico on...

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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 4 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 4 minute barrier was...

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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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