July 01, 1942
Leslie’s time drew a thunderous cheer. It was 4:07.4, tying the world’s record time... He was king of the Milers at 20!
By Roger Birtwell, Esquire
Running is a country boy’s game. Ask any track coach what type of material he prefers. “Give me kids from the country,” he’ll say. He wants...
July 15, 1933
Kiwi legend beats American Bill Bonthron who also sets U.S. record
From NZ History
Jack Lovelock’s run at Princeton University shattered the world record for the Mile, held by Frenchman Jules Ladoumègue, by 1.6 seconds. The race was dubbed the ‘greatest Mile of all-time’ by Time magazine.
September 01, 1913
The Cornell idol and Mile star was trained under a man who believes in the fighting spirit which wins races, but who teaches his pupils to win modestly, and to lose, if lose they must, like gentlemen.
By Samuel A. Munford, Medical Examiner, Cornell University for Outing
The proper place of...
January 26, 1902
Veteran athlete of Xavier AA holds indoor Mile world record amongst high honors
From The Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The record attained by Andrew J. Walsh, the veteran athlete of the Xavier AA, since his debut on the cinder path, nearly ten years ago, is remarkable. This sterling athlete, in his...