September 08, 2018
Legend, 1960 Olympian & record setter a pioneer of women’s running
By Peter Thompson
The world of Athletics is deeply saddened by the news that Diane Leather Charles, the first woman to run a Mile in under 5 minutes and a true running pioneer, passed peacefully on Wednesday, September 5. As...
June 07, 2017
The Strava Mile campaign is about bringing runners from all over the world together and encouraging them to run their best Miles together.
By Gary Roethenbaugh, triathalonbusiness.com
Strava, the social network for athletes, has released data from over 5.6 million runners showing the average...
May 29, 2014
By Peter John L. Thompson
This article has been published in its entiriety with the author's permission. It was initially published by the Canadian Athletics Coaching Center on their members blog.
Many of you reading this blog are aware of the the 60th anniversary of breaking the 4 minute...
May 27, 2014
Leather’s run was not recognized as a world record, only a world’s best, because the IAAF did not keep records above 800m for women. And that is a story in itself.
By Sean Ingle, The Guardian
Sixty years ago this May, on a crushed cinder track in the Midlands, an athlete ran into history by...
May 08, 2014
The barrier breaker looks back on her historic sub-five Mile of 60 years ago
May 6, 1954, might be a date forever etched in history, but just 23 days after Roger Bannister’s barrier-breaking sub-four-minute Mile, a woman made a similar breakthrough.
However, whereas Bannister’s achievement is...