Mile News

Sahlman runs his second HS sub-4 at Bowerman Mile

May 29, 2022

“I gave it all I had... It was definitely a great experience. I raced against the best in the world and I ran 3:56. I can’t be disappointed with that.”

By Joe Curley, Ventura County Star

He was seeded last, spent nearly the entire race trailing the world class field and it was all captured...

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Leather ‘heralded at last’ with Heritage Plaque in Birmingham

May 21, 2022

Pioneer, Olympian honored where she recorded the first sub-5 minute Mile by a woman

Chris Turner for World Athletics

The World Athletics Heritage Plaque honoring Diane Leather Charles, who in 1954 became the first woman to run below 5 minutes for the Mile, was presented Saturday at a ceremony...

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Gary Martin has Olympic dreams after running a sub-4 Mile

May 16, 2022

“It’s not like I went into high school thinking I would break 4 minutes in the Mile. I didn’t even go into high school thinking I was going to run track. It’s been a quick journey, but a crazy journey."

By Matt Breen, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Gary Martin started to dream last year about...

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Gary Martin runs sub-4 minute Mile at the Philadelphia Catholic League Championships

May 14, 2022

“I mean that was the big one, 4 minutes, that’s a big barrier for a high school Miler... I’m just going to try and enjoy the rest of my high school career.”

By Gustav Elvin The Philadelphia Inquirer

Archbishop Wood’s Gary Martin had come up just short of breaking the 4 minute Mile barrier at...

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