Mile News


A Day to Remember

May 05, 1956

Said world record holder John Landy, the startled loser: "You ran a 3:58." Jim Bailey glared at him with unsteady indignation and shouted, "Bullswool."

By Paul O'Neil, Sports Illustrated

Saturday, May 5. A day for the dramatic, the spectacular; a day for magical and magnificent events. The...

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Santee’s Overwhelming Saturday

March 12, 1956

In an atmosphere of confusion a great Miler scores two triumphs which could be his last

By Roy Terrell, Sports Illustrated

This is the story of a foot race destined to go down in track history as the Blackstone Mile—the only race in the memory of even the oldest AAU official (and not even the...

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The Joy of Running

June 20, 1955

The warm and personal story of a runner's boyhood, his first experiences in running, his youthful ambitions and frustrations, and how he developed the power he felt within him to become the greatest Miler of all-time

By Roger Bannister, Sports Illustrated

I remember a moment when I stood...

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The Riotous Wanamaker Mile

February 14, 1955

Gunnar Nielsen won the famed Mile and set a world record of 4:03.6 in doing it, but hardly anyone noticed, for behind the Dane, Wes Santee and Fred Dwyer were wrestling each other down the stretch

By Robert Creamer, Sports Illustrated

NEW YORK - There are those who say it was the best running...

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