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My First Sub-4

May 15, 1982

I see Randy Melancon in the infield. He looks me straight in the eyes, puts his head down and pumps his arms like a sprinter. I remember that like it was yesterday and I still thank him.

By Jim Hill

It sounds simple. Four laps of 440 yards, each just under 60 seconds. The third lap is the...

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Who’s the World’s Best Miler? Steve Scott Won’t Take Coe (or Ovett) for An Answer

September 28, 1981

“Steve’s greatest assets are his strength and resilience. He can run three days in a row and be as strong the third day as the first.”

By Joe Fares, People

As a freshman member of the Upland, Calif. high school track team, Steve Scott savored the pleasures of life in the slow lane. “I didn’t...

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Coe on the Go

September 07, 1981

His latest Mile world record having lasted but a week, Sebastian Coe came racing back to regain it in Brussels

By Kenny Moore, Sports Illustrated

As the gun sounded to begin the Golden Mile in Brussels' Heizel Stadium last Friday night, Tom Byers was caught off balance. He was in the inside...

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The Mile Has No Problem Surviving in a Metric Age

July 19, 1981

A record-breaking performance... would solidify the Mile's stature as one of sport's most exciting spectacles... Who would have got excited about the 4 minute 1600 anyway?

By Craig Masback, The New York Times

Steve Ovett stood with hands on hips in silent contemplation of the men's 200...

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