Mile News Tagged Derek Ibbotson


Famous Huddersfield Olympic medalist Derek Ibbotson dies

February 26, 2017

World Mile record holder and MBE part of legendary generation of British middle-distance runners in the 1950s

By Mel Booth, The Huddersfield Daily Examiner

Derek Ibbotson, one of Huddersfield’s most famous sporting sons, has died at the age of 84.

The Longwood Harriers clubman passed away...

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The Super Milers Documentary: Thumbs Up, Way Up!

December 03, 2012

Outstanding, compelling hour-plus video covers the eleven world record holders of the Mile from Bannister to Coe

By Bring Back the Mile

The Super Milers documentary from Great Britain’s Channel 4 is entertaining and simply riveting. The hour-plus video covers the eleven world record holders...

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Yorkshire Milers: My Magnificent Seven

November 09, 2012

Wood, Ibbotson, Simpson, Wilkinson, Coe, Elliott and Mayock

By Alan Flynn, EXCLUSIVE for Bring Back the Mile

In May 1954, Sir Roger Bannister ran the first even sub-4 minute Mile and I watched it on a 12” black and white TV. A couple of weeks later I won the Junior Athletics Trophy at my...

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An Exclusive Club

June 27, 1994

Forty years after Roger Bannister broke four minutes, the brotherhood of Mile record holders gathered to honor their grand obsession

By Gary Smith, Sports Illustrated

NEVER JOIN SOMEONE WHO ECLIPSES YOU. ALIGN YOURSELF WITH ONE WHO INCREASES YOUR LUSTER. THE MAN WHO PUTS YOU IN THE SHADE...

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Four of Them Made History

July 29, 1957

"It was a fabulous race, a pleasure to run in. I shall dream about it for years."

By John Lovesey, Sports Illustrated

The six straining runners at the top of this page (there are really seven) are Mike Blagrove, an Englishman; Stanislav Jungwirth, a Czech; Derek Ibbotson, English; Ron Delany,...

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