February 08, 2020
O’Hare wins men’s NYRR Wanamaker Mile for the second time in three years
Summary by BBTM with support from Nick Nicholas, The Armory
NEW YORK – On Saturday afternoon at The Armory New Balance Track & Field Center, the athletes delivered an outstanding, historic 113th Millrose Games. In the...
October 23, 2018
Mile and cross country ace became only the fifth sophomore ever to earn the AOY title
By Rich Sands, Track & Field News
The only people that "Girls Athlete of the Year" Katelyn Tuohy has trouble running away from these days are her growing legion of fans. The New York distance phenom produced...
June 17, 2018
"I can’t even begin to think what she’d run if it were a race and perfect conditions. If she had people with her and it was 75 degrees, God knows how fast she could run."
By Nancy Haggerty, Rockland / Westchester Journal News
She ran like she knew she could.
And like every track fan in the...
November 05, 2015
Record setting, Olympic trio hail from Kansas, the Sunflower State
By Bring Back the Mile
Kansas is known for its expansive wheat fields, but it has also amazingly grown three of the greatest Milers in history: Glenn Cunningham, Wes Santee and Jim Ryun. Consider below the impressive...
June 27, 2015
In an age when track & field was more popular in the U.S. than the NBA, NHL and what is now NASCAR, no one was a bigger star than high schooler Ryun
By Scott M. Reid, The Orange County Register
In early June 1965, Jim Ryun, an 18-year-old senior at Wichita’s East High School, and his coach...
July 07, 2014
In thrilling race against top field, the legend again breaks his U.S. record in Oslo, Norway
By Bring Back the Mile
A Mile is four laps on the track that some have called the perfect distance and a four-act play. Oslo's Bislett Games Dream Mile in the 1980s was the pinnacle of this classic...
June 01, 2012
By Mark Winitz
Longtime track & field writer Mark Winitz interviewed Don Bowden in 2004 for an article that appeared in American Track & Field magazine. On the 55th anniversary of Bowden’s first sub-4 minute Mile by an American, Bring Back the Mile asked Mark to contact Don for his thoughts...
April 29, 2012
In the mid-1970s, American middle-distance runner Tony Waldrop was lighting the track on fire. As a University of North Carolina senior, Waldrop set the world record for the indoor Mile, running a blazing 3:55.0 on February 17, 1974 in San Diego. Earlier that same year, he became the first man to...
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”,...
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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