Mile News


Hands Across the Chasm

July 09, 1979

With track outcast Sydney Maree watching from the stands, Eamonn Coghlan ran the fastest Mile of the outdoor season and Mary Decker established an American record

By Joe Marshall, Sports Illustrated

To stir interest in last Saturday's Brooks Meet of Champions at Franklin Field in...

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She’s his Fair Lady

February 26, 1979

Olympian Jan Merrill, America's outstanding middle-distance runner, is schooled by her very own Professor Higgins

By Anita Verschoth, Sports Illustrated

One of Jan Merrill's prized possessions is a cartoon she received from a friend last fall. It shows a woman runner, whose severe features...

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This was a Time to Remember

February 26, 1979

Spurred by a memory, Eamonn Coghlan wiped out the indoor Mile world record; runner-up Steve Scott set U.S. record in San Diego

By Kenny Moore, Sports Illustrated

Forty-five minutes before the Mile, Eamonn Coghlan began to warm up. As he ran through the tunnels beneath the San Diego Sports...

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My First Sub-4

June 17, 1978

There was a lengthy pause as the three timekeepers compared their watches in order to come up with the official time, and then there was the announcement, “It has happened again!”

By Craig Masback

The quest for my first sub-4 minute Mile began on the streets of Rome and finished on Oxford’s...

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