Mile News

MileSplit Best of 2008: #1 German Fernandez Historic Distance Double at CIF

January 05, 2009

German Fernadez backs up his 4:00.29 1600m with a record 8:34.23 3200m at the California State meet on May 31, 2008

By Fran McLaughlin & Aron Taylor, MileSplit

In the past we look to Jim Ryun’s phenomenal 3:59.0 high school Mile record as a 16-year old junior in 1964 and eventual 3:55.3 set...

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Dyrol Burleson (1954-58) Lions’ World Class Track Legend

March 05, 2008

Two-time Olympian was first runner to break the 4-minute Mile barrier at the University of Oregon

By Jerry Thompson, Cottage Grove Sentinel

It all began with a magazine cover. As a 14-year old growing up in Cottage Grove, Dyrol Burleson saw a photo of Great Britain's Roger Bannister on the...

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Sparking an American Pastime

July 21, 2007

A nervous excitement spread through the spectators and it immediately felt as if we were doing this together, willing Alan around the track.

By JT Service, Running Times

Every sports fan has their IT moment. The day “IT” happened. Your grandfather remembers “IT” and your dad remembers “THAT”,...

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Catching Up with Jim Spivey

November 15, 2006

By Dave Milner, Tennessee Running

I am riding shotgun in Jim Spivey’s car, a white Volkswagen Passat in whose back window one of this three son’s has fingered the message ‘Clean Me.’ The rear seat is chock-full of ASICS uniforms bound for local high school cross-country runners. Attached to the...

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