Mile News Tagged Cooks Gardens


The Mile centerpiece for the inaugural Sir Peter Snell International Meet

February 05, 2019

"We want to reinstate the One Mile Championship name and make this event an annual sanctioned fixture at Cooks Gardens."

By Iain Hyndman, Whanganui Chronicle

The athletics fraternity will finally get to celebrate Whanganui, Sir Peter Snell, Cooks Gardens and what all three bring to the global...

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David Moorcroft sold on Cooks Gardens venue

March 23, 2018

"If you are going to celebrate the Mile, there are only a few places in the world you would do it and Cooks Gardens is certainly one: it's the home of the Mile."

By Iain Hyndman, Wanganui Chronicle

Former top British runner David Moorcroft OBE would happily swap some of his world records for...

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Olympic 1500m champ Centrowitz headlines standout Whanganui Mile field

February 28, 2018

American star eyeing Cooks Gardens record of 3:52.75 by Kiwi and two-time Olympic medalist Nick Willis

From Stuff

There might be no Nick Willis, but Whanganui's Sir Peter Snell international track meeting has gone arguably one better with the presence of Olympic 1500m champion Matthew...

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Cooks Gardens, the classic Mile venue

January 13, 2017

63 men, from 41 different athletes from 9 different countries, have recorded sub-4 minute Mile times here including legend Peter Snell's 1962 world record and Jürgen May's fastest Mile on a grass track in 1965

From Wanganui Chronicle

Few provincial towns in the world of Wanganui's size can...

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Sub-4 Mile dusted but heart races on

February 02, 2016

"The elation lasted a long time and I only slept for one hour that night!"

By Anendre Singh, TODAY

It took a sub-4 minute Mile for Eric Speakman to race into the record book of athletics in New Zealand but there was no stopping his mind and body long after that night.

"The elation lasted a...

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Nick Willis makes Mile history in Wanganui

January 20, 2016

Olympic 1500 medalist becomes first to record five sub-4s at Cooks Classic and also leads two countrymen under the magic mark

From New Zealand Herald

Nick Willis last night showed at the mecca of New Zealand Mile racing just why he has an Olympic medal and three Commonwealth medals to his...

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Willis wins Mile opener at Cooks Classic

January 20, 2014

2008 Olympic silver medalist stops clock at 3:55.98; Angie Smit women's Mile champion

From Athletics NZ

New Zealand's top modern Miler Nick Willis, running his first race for 2014, added to the rich history of Mile running in Wanganui, winning the feature race and running the 60th sub-4...

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Peter Snell: Run of a lifetime 50 years on

January 22, 2012

"The crowd started singing 'For he's a jolly good fellow' and the place was in chaos, with people running all over the show."

By Grant Chapman, New Zealand Herald

For Sir Murray Halberg, it was a night tinged with death and sadness. For Peter Snell, it was the moment he realized he wasn't...

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A ‘Novice Miler’ Runs the Fastest Mile Ever

February 05, 1962

New Zealand's burly Peter Snell, starting in one of the few Mile races of his young career, took the lead with 340 yards to go, sprinted away from the field to better Herb Elliott's classic mark by a tenth of a second: "I think I can improve on the Mile time a little."

By Leslie Hobbs, Sports...

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