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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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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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U.S. Flag Borne by True Olympian

July 26, 1992

Patriotism? Discipline? Perspective? Chalk `em all up to Francie Larrieu Smith. Who better to represent what the Olympics should be about?

By Dave Hyde, Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel via Chicago Tribune

This is a story about the flag, the Olympic spirit and one proper decision that connected...

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