Mile News Tagged Dream Mile


Cheserek to Chase History at the Dream Mile in New York City

May 30, 2012

Junior hoping to join elite group with a sub 4-minute Mile

By Ron Jandoli, St. Benedict's Preparatory School

Edward Cheserek will be chasing a benchmark few have achieved when he headlines the field in the Dream Mile on June 9 in New York City.

As he toes the starting line at the Adidas...

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First “Dream” Athletes Unveiled for 2012 adidas Grand Prix

March 27, 2012

Bracy, Chapus, Cheserek are “Big Three” chasing prep goals in Dream 100, Mile

NEW YORK – (March 27, 2012) – Two-sport sprint star Marvin Bracy and milers Cami Chapus and Edward Cheserek, a trio of the top high-school athletes in the country, will be out to make history at the adidas Grand Prix...

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Verzbicas Breaks 4 Minute Mile

June 11, 2011

"Until the race started, I thought this was going to be effortless and I was going to do it, but once the race got started, it was actually harder than I thought."

By Bill Carey, Sports Illustrated

NEW YORK -- Lukas Verzbicas sat alone at a table checking his phone, still smiling 30 minutes...

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Liquori’s Dream Mile Anniversary Quiet

May 16, 2011

By Robbie Andreu, The Gainesville Sun

Marty Liquori’s phone has been relatively quiet the past week. That’s not the way it used to be with the approach of a significant anniversary of the Dream Mile.

“When it was 10 years, 20 years, I’d get a lot of phone calls about it,” he said. “But you...

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The Ryun vs. Liquori Duels

December 08, 2009

Mile legends & Olympians, the Ali-Frazier of the track world, produced some epic races vs. each other

By Villanova Running

So far as I am aware, Marty Liquori and Jim Ryun raced each other a total of eight times. Ryun won the first four races. The fifth race -- the 1969 NCAA Indoor...

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Mile High

July 23, 1990

Joe Falcon demonstrated in Oslo that the U.S. at last has a middle-distance man who can run with the world's best in the Mile

By Merrell Noden, Sports Illustrated

Not since 1982, when Steve Scott was swapping victories with the likes of Sebastian Coe and Steve Ovett of England, had an...

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Breaking 3:50

July 05, 1986

The 1986 Dream Mile, Bislett Stadium, Oslo, Norway; "Truly – this feels like flying. No pain – just effortless running."

By Jim Spivey

I gave myself one week to recover from flying over to London, and then picked up only one bag and flew to Oslo, Norway.

The Dream Mile is probably the...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream Mile

August 05, 1985

And here was all this power, suddenly, as if he had just joined the race... In the stretch he appeared taller than in earlier laps, expanding in the imagination.

By Kenny Moore, Sports Illustrated

Sebastian Coe turned into the last backstretch of the Dream Mile at the Bislett Games in Oslo in...

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The Mile Has No Problem Surviving in a Metric Age

July 19, 1981

A record-breaking performance... would solidify the Mile's stature as one of sport's most exciting spectacles... Who would have got excited about the 4 minute 1600 anyway?

By Craig Masback, The New York Times

Steve Ovett stood with hands on hips in silent contemplation of the men's 200...

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Ovett’s 3:49.25 Wins Oslo Mile as Seven Runners Better 3:51

July 11, 1981

''It's the best Mile the world's ever seen." - Steve Ovett

By Neil Amdur, New York Times

OSLO, Norway — The Mile moved to a new frontier tonight when seven runners shattered 3 minutes, 51 seconds, led by Steve Ovett's winning 3:49.25 and an American record 3:49.68 by Steve Scott, who was...

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