Mile News Tagged American Record


Purrier pulverizes U.S. indoor Mile record at 113th Millrose Games

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...

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TFN HS Girls Athlete of the Year: Katelyn Tuohy

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...

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Tuohy breaks girls U.S. high school Mile record

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...

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One State, Three Mile Legends: Cunningham, Santee, Ryun

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...

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Miler Jim Ryun’s 50-year-old upset of Peter Snell still a magic moment in history

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...

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Mile Moment of the Month: Steve Scott’s Dream Mile 1982

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...

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Don Bowden Opened Gateway for American Milers

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...

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The Fun Miler: Former World Record Holder Tony Waldrop Reflects on His Storybook Career

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...

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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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