Mile News


Niall Bruton: the Irish Olympian who rebuilt himself

January 03, 2020

Two-time Wanamaker Mile and indoor NCAA Mile champion overcome the trauma of being forced into early retirement to forge a successful career outside of athletics

By Paul Fennessy, The42.ie

When Niall Bruton meets up with The42, he’s just after giving a talk at the Sport Ireland Institute in...

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5 Reasons to Run Outside All Winter

January 01, 2020

How to think of winter not as an obstacle but as a training tool to make you stronger, tougher, healthier and happier

By Jonathan Beverly, PodiumRunner.com

In the winter of 1939, when the military posted Swedish Miler Gundar Hagg to the far north of that nordic country, he devised a unique...

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Bayi recounts legendary 1974 1500m world record

December 29, 2019

"They didn’t expect I would win that race. John [Walker] knew that maybe I would die – but I was prepared for that one!”

By Mike Rowbottom for World Athletics

Among the past contests highlighted during last month’s World Athletics' inaugural Heritage Mile Night in Monaco was the epic 1500m...

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My First Sub-4

December 26, 2019

The Mile tests our wills, our strengths, our weaknesses and our inner selves to see how much we really want it.

Leo Manzano won the silver medal in the 1500 meters at the 2012 London Olympics, running 3:34.79. He was the first U.S. athlete to medal in the 1500m since Jim Ryun won silver at the...

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