March 17, 2014
American teen beats Russian women and also sets indoor world record
By Bring Back the Mile
March 1972: The world was still embroiled in the Cold War, the Vietnam War was raging on and U.S. President Richard Nixon had recently returned from an official visit to Mao Zedong in China. To step on...
January 27, 2013
Junior shatters long-standing mark in girls HS indoor Mile as well as absolute mark
By Brian Heyman, LoHud.com
NEW YORK — Mary Cain sat there inside Scarsdale High at 7:45 Saturday morning, Jan. 26, just another kid in the room taking the SATs until 12:30pm.
Busy day. Shortly before 4:00pm,...
January 21, 2013
By Brett Hoover, Armory Track
Saturday's New Balance Games bring together the best of the high schoolers as well as some sensational elite fields. Yet the headliner will be a high school junior phenom who will be trying to beat the elites.
Mary Cain of Bronxville, N.Y. — who ran a...
December 14, 2012
Forty years ago, a California teenager ran a race that shocked the world. It seemed important at the time. It's even more important now.
By Steve Friedman, Runner's World
They are sitting together at a round oak table in a sun-soaked living room on a mountain ridge in Ukiah, California,...
January 14, 2002
Illness robbed Debbie Heald of chance at Olympic Glory
By Diane Pucin, Los Angeles Times
Debbie Heald will carry the Olympic torch Tuesday. Once, she expected to carry an Olympic medal.
Once, Debbie Heald set the world record. She was 16, a junior at Neff High in La Mirada in her first...