Mile News Tagged American Record


Coghlan’s Run at Sports Arena Still a Huge Thrill 31 Years Later

February 24, 2012

But, for me, nothing tops the night of Coghlan’s Mile on the Sports Arena boards during the Jack in the Box Indoor Games. It was electrifying.

By Nick Canepa, San Diego Union-Tribune

It was 31 years ago this week when Eamonn Coghlan became an Irish storm, when he ran beyond the hype… by a...

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Sparking an American Pastime

July 21, 2007

A nervous excitement spread through the spectators and it immediately felt as if we were doing this together, willing Alan around the track.

By JT Service, Running Times

Every sports fan has their IT moment. The day “IT” happened. Your grandfather remembers “IT” and your dad remembers “THAT”,...

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Bowden passed test with first U.S. sub-4:00 Mile

September 06, 2005

My coach, the legendary Brutus Hamilton, said, "Let's give it a try and see if you can do it."

By Paula Parrish, Special to The Record

His face, when he crossed the finish line 48 years ago, could have come straight out of "Happy Days." Even when he was straining on his last steps to become...

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Four Minutes of Fame

August 11, 1997

Remembering Don Bowden's U.S. milestone

By Brad Herzog, Sports Illustrated

When Roger Bannister first ran the Mile in less than 4 minutes, on May 6, 1954, he was hailed the next morning by The New York Times as having achieved "one of man's hitherto unattainable goals." The 4 minute barrier...

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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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Ovett’s 3:49.25 Wins Oslo Mile as Seven Runners Better 3:51

July 11, 1981

''It's the best Mile the world's ever seen." - Steve Ovett

By Neil Amdur, New York Times

OSLO, Norway — The Mile moved to a new frontier tonight when seven runners shattered 3 minutes, 51 seconds, led by Steve Ovett's winning 3:49.25 and an American record 3:49.68 by Steve Scott, who was...

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Right Omens for Eamonn

March 02, 1981

Having espied a portentous green bikini and donned his lucky singlet, Coghlan cleaved two seconds off his indoor Mile world record with a 3:50.6 clocking

By Kenny Moore, Sports Illustrated

Eamonn Coghlan is not a superstitious man. Yet he kept a constant eye out for omens last week in San...

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Hands Across the Chasm

July 09, 1979

With track outcast Sydney Maree watching from the stands, Eamonn Coghlan ran the fastest Mile of the outdoor season and Mary Decker established an American record

By Joe Marshall, Sports Illustrated

To stir interest in last Saturday's Brooks Meet of Champions at Franklin Field in...

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This was a Time to Remember

February 26, 1979

Spurred by a memory, Eamonn Coghlan wiped out the indoor Mile world record; runner-up Steve Scott set U.S. record in San Diego

By Kenny Moore, Sports Illustrated

Forty-five minutes before the Mile, Eamonn Coghlan began to warm up. As he ran through the tunnels beneath the San Diego Sports...

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The Second Fastest Ever

June 12, 1966

"I'd like to see the world record come back to the U.S., but you know everything has to be just right and that doesn't happen too often."

By Gwilym S. Brown, Sports Illustrated

Setting up world record attempts in the Mile run is like handling butterflies. The slightest miscalculation, one...

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