Mile News Tagged Atlanta 1996

Paul McMullen, an Olympian and U.S. Mile Champion, Dies at 49

March 05, 2021

"He was a competitor. He wanted to step on the line and race. It wasn’t about running a fast time at a time trials—it was about racing and beating people.”

By Sarah Lorge Butler, Runner's World

Paul McMullen, whose brilliant career on the track was highlighted by multiple national titles and...

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Paul McMullen: Where is he now?

September 05, 2020

Northern Michigan athlete and sub-3:55 Miler was Cadillac High School’s first Olympian

By Craig Manning, Northern Express

Northern Michigan has produced some standout high school athletes, including three-time USA champion and 1996 Olympian Paul McMullen.

Where he was then: McMullen...

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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,

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

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Catching Up with Jim Spivey: Part 4

November 15, 2006

1990 to Present: Second & third U.S. Olympic teams, retirement and coaching
In an injury-plagued 1990, still with no green from ASICS, and not much more from racing, Jim needed another income source, but wanted to remain involved in the sport. He and friend Kevin Moore created the Jim Spivey...

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