Mile News


Prize Recruit — Marlee Starliper (NC State)

November 07, 2020

“And individually—it’s crazy to say—but I really have big goals and would love to be an NCAA champion. I don’t know exactly what event, but it’s definitely a goal of mine.”

By Jeff Hollobaugh, Track & Field News

It wasn't much of a track season—only 6 indoor meets—but Marlee Starliper...

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Ryun raced to only one NCAA outdoor title

November 05, 2020

From USTFCCCA

Jim Ryun of Kansas was about as big a favorite as could be to win his first NCAA outdoor title at the 1967 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Provo, Utah. He had set world records in both the Mile and 880 yards in an undefeated 1966 outdoor season.

Ryun’s first...

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Steve Ovett’s best races

November 03, 2020

The 15 finest moments of the 1980 Olympic 800m champion include two Mile world records

By Steve Smythe, Athletics Weekly

Steve Ovett is uniquely the only athlete to win major championship golds at 800m (Olympics), 1500m (Europeans) and 5000m (Commonwealth).

His first mention in AW was 50...

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Great Matchups — Mary Decker vs. The Soviets: Helsinki 1983

October 29, 2020

Landing on her chest and knees [Zaytseva] and sliding across the finish with her knees over the rail, as Decker (4:00.90) had captured her second gold in dramatic fashion.

From Track & Field News

HELSINKI, Finland—Mary Decker surprised the experts at the IAAF’s first-ever World Championships....

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