February 02, 2003
Jim Ryun, first high school boy to run sub-4 minute Mile, selected over Tiger Woods and LeBron James
From ESPN Page 2 staff
LeBron James is uncommonly good. But just how uncommon? We dove into our collective brainpool and scoured ESPN's Fly High with Delta Bill Bradley Sports Library to try...
January 21, 2002
By Kristin Green Morse, Sports Illustrated
Dick Buerkle loved Oreos and peanut butter so much that he devoured nine of the cookies and two PB&J sandwiches a few hours before a race on Jan. 13, 1978. The unorthodox carbo loading worked: That night Buerkle broke the indoor world record in the...
January 14, 2002
Illness robbed Debbie Heald of chance at Olympic Glory
By Diane Pucin, Los Angeles Times
Debbie Heald will carry the Olympic torch Tuesday. Once, she expected to carry an Olympic medal.
Once, Debbie Heald set the world record. She was 16, a junior at Neff High in La Mirada in her first...
June 01, 2001
Astounding high schooler Alan Webb smashed Jim Ryun's 36-year-old HS record for the Mile at storied Hayward Field
By Tim Layden, Sports Illustrated
There was little doubt that high school senior Alan Webb had arrived in Eugene, Ore. for Sunday's Prefontaine Classic physically ready to break ...