Mile News Tagged David Bailey

David Bailey honored as first Canadian to run a Mile in under 4 minutes

June 19, 2016

“It was a big deal in ’66 when he did it — very few in the world had at that point. I know how difficult it is to accomplish that, so we want to celebrate the achievement.”

By Hailey Salvian, The London Free Press

On June 11, 1966, David Bailey tried to do what no Canadian had ever done — run...

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