Mile News Tagged Cambridge Classic Mile

Going to the roots of the Cambridge Classic Mile

June 01, 2018

The point now is for people to just come out and enjoy the music & camaraderie

By Bill Doucet, Cambridge Times

John Carson believes the entertainment has gone from running.

Twenty to 30 years ago, running events were just that, with bleachers full of rabid race fans invested in every race...

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With Apologies to Roger Bannister

June 17, 2013

Record reporter’s bid to challenge famous runner’s achievements starts — and ends badly

By Greg Mercer, The Record

CAMBRIDGE, Ontario, Canada — I really, really hope the ghost of Roger Bannister wasn't watching this one.

On Friday night, I was to run the first competitive race of my life at...

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Ed Whitlock, 82, close to breaking world record at Cambridge Classic Mile

June 15, 2013

Nate Brannen wins Open race in 4:06.38; event featured Mile races by elementary and high school athletes, elites, paramedics, local media and Olympians

From The Record

CAMBRIDGE, Ontario, Canada — From exultation to empathy, emotions were running high at the track for Friday night's Cambridge...

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Sub-4 Minutes Old Hat for Brannen

June 10, 2013

By Bill Doucet, The Record

In 1954, Roger Bannister became the first man to run a sub-4 minute Mile.

Nathan Brannen accomplished the same feat 47 years later as a high schooler – only the seventh to do so at such a young age – just beating the barrier with a time of 3:59.85.

Since that day...

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Olympians, Octogenarian to Run Cambridge Classic Mile

June 06, 2013

At 9th edition, Nate Brannen, Ed Whitlock headline field; racing iconic distance on "old school" clay track June 14

By Greg Mercer, The Record

CAMBRIDGE, Ontario — Canada's fastest octogenarian and one of its fastest marathoners will join a star-studded running celebration on the old clay...

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