Mile News Tagged Albie Thomas


Sixty years on from the night five men made Mile history in Santry

July 31, 2018

It was simply the most significant race ever run in Ireland, despite the intrusion of a black and white mongrel dog midway through the race, and it lived up to its billing to the letter.

By Peter Byrne for The Irish Times

In an extract from his forthcoming book Winning for Ireland, Peter...

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Herb Elliott won Mile gold in breathtaking style at Cardiff Commonwealth Games

March 19, 2018

The legend clocked a 3:59.03 Mile, with teammates Merv Lincoln securing silver and Albie Thomas overtaking Gordon Pirie to give Australia a 1-2-3 medal sweep

By Mike Colman, The Courier-Mail

Herb Elliott will always be best remembered for his world record-breaking run to win the 1500m at the...

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Albie Thomas, champion runner, was one of Australia’s best

November 06, 2013

Three-time Olympian first man to break 4 minutes for the Mile on a grass track

By David Tarbotton and Ron Bendall, Sydney Morning Herald

Albie Thomas was one of Australia's greatest distance runners. He broke world records, competed at three Olympic Games, was a dual Commonwealth Games...

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Golden Mile owed much to Thomas

November 03, 2013

Pacemaker for Herb Elliott's world record shattering 1958 performance at Clonliffe Harriers Stadium

By Eamonn Sweeney, Independent.ie

Albie Thomas, who died last week at the age of 78, played a central role in perhaps the most significant international sporting event ever to take place in...

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