Mile News Tagged Bislett Games


The Dream Mile, a Bislett Tradition

June 10, 2019

Top international field includes two-time champion Ayanleh Souleiman, Ingebrigtsen brothers and American Johnny Gregorek

From Oslo Bislett Games

The history of the world's most famous track race is now part of athletics folklore. Superstar Mile athletes like Sebastian Coe, Steve Cram, Steve...

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Steve Cram on Bislett and the Dream Mile

June 14, 2015

“Our sport is about winning medals and winning championships, and measuring yourself [...] against the past and the history” said the 54-year-old 1984 Olympic 1500m silver medalist.

From BBC

30 years ago retired British track & field athlete Steve Cram broke the world Mile record in Oslo....

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Asbel Kiprop wins the Dream Mile at 50th Bislett Games

June 11, 2015

Patient Asbel Kiprop gets rewarded, Souleiman’s 3:44 go-for-it effort gets punished

From LetsRun.com

Asbel Kiprop secured his first Diamond League victory of 2015 in 3:51.45 as Ayanleh Souleiman couldn’t hold on after going out aggressively (1:53.48 at 800). Souleiman went in with the goal of...

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Oslo Dream Mile: The Tradition Continues

May 24, 2013

World champion Asbel Kiprop looks to three-peat at Diamond League meet on Thursday, June 13

From IAAF

The "Dream Mile" is always a feature event at Oslo’s ExxonMobil Bislett Games – the sixth leg of the IAAF Diamond League – and this year’s race on Thursday, June 13 is no different.

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Mile High

July 23, 1990

Joe Falcon demonstrated in Oslo that the U.S. at last has a middle-distance man who can run with the world's best in the Mile

By Merrell Noden, Sports Illustrated

Not since 1982, when Steve Scott was swapping victories with the likes of Sebastian Coe and Steve Ovett of England, had an...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream Mile

August 05, 1985

And here was all this power, suddenly, as if he had just joined the race... In the stretch he appeared taller than in earlier laps, expanding in the imagination.

By Kenny Moore, Sports Illustrated

Sebastian Coe turned into the last backstretch of the Dream Mile at the Bislett Games in Oslo in...

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