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...
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...
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...
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...