Mile News Tagged Doris Brown

50 Years Ago, Doris Brown Put U.S. Women’s Distance Running on the Map

March 25, 2017

In March 1967, the indoor Mile world record holder became the first women’s international cross country champion.

By Roger Robinson, Runner's World

One of America’s greatest distance running talents had one major flaw: She was too fast for her time.

Up until 1967, the longest race for women...

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Celebrating International Women’s Day with Doris Brown Heritage

March 10, 2016

"One of my favorite track races was an indoor Mile in Vancouver, Canada... the Mile was a new race for women and so I had no experience, but our training and appreciation of the opportunity brought a win [and the first women's indoor sub-5 Mile]... that race seemed to give me a lot of...

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Mile Moment of the Month: Heald’s Historic Run

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...

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