September 24, 2022
Ray Flynn has a few different theories as to why his records have lasted so long, still there’s no denying the event has moved on.
By Ian O'Riordan, The Irish Times
In the old school playground where Ireland’s Mile record holder first learned to run, a class of pupils come racing by oblivious...
September 16, 2020
“I wanted us both sagging in the stretch, looking more like boxers, both dead, like we were running on sand.”
From Track & Field News
Track's rich history is full of great head-to-head clashes. To kick off our new series of trips to the TFN vaults to find coverage of some of the most...
August 02, 2020
Villanova star won three outdoor NCAA Mile crowns, all sub-4, setting two meet records
Marty Liquori of Villanova beat a legend for his first victory at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
He was just a sophomore then and followed with two more NCAA Mile...
August 27, 2019
“I felt I could not have run a more perfect race.”
Steve Landells for the IAAF
The IAAF takes a look back at five unforgettable, historic races over the classic Mile distance.
1954 – Oxford, England
Roger Bannister’s Mile world record may have only lasted a mere 46 days but his place...
June 10, 2019
Top international field includes two-time champion Ayanleh Souleiman, Ingebrigtsen brothers and American Johnny Gregorek
From Oslo Bislett Games
The history of the world's most famous track race is now part of athletics folklore. Superstar Mile athletes like Sebastian Coe, Steve Cram, Steve...
April 09, 2018
There are plenty of ways to skin a cat or, indeed, to pace a Mile, but perhaps embracing history is as valid as opening new frontiers.
By Nick Butler, InsideTheGames.biz
Sebastian Coe pretended to have gone off-piste during a press conference yesterday by "accidentally" revealing plans to...
July 05, 2017
"I wasn’t afraid I would die; I knew I was dying."
By Cathal Dennehy, Independent.ie
For those who suffer through the sadistic challenge of a sub-4 minute Mile, there is a sound that offers hope, which arrives as both a sweet reprieve and a call to arms in their time of despair. It's the...
June 18, 2016
“I knew this was one of my last shots at getting it [the Trials standard], and I just knew I had to be really brave.”
By Taylor Dutch, FloTrack.org
BOSTON — Kate Murphy was on a mission to run the Olympic Trials qualifying standard of 4:09.50 Friday evening at Dilboy Stadium. She accomplished...
August 13, 2015
"I remember as a kid watching the Dream Mile on television and, to me, outside of the Olympic Games and World Championships, the Dream Mile was the Super Bowl of all Mile races."
By Jeff Benjamin, RunBlogRun.com
"Each day is a different opportunity."
So said Bentonville, Arkansas Police...
August 10, 2015
With his British and European Mile record having lasted 30 years, Matt Long and David Lowes look at the training philosophy of legend Steve Cram
By David Lowes, Athletics Weekly
On a late summer evening on July 27, 1985, in the Norwegian capital city of Oslo, a 24-year-old in the club vest of...
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