Mile News Tagged Eamonn Coghlan


Remembering a special world record night at Belfield, 35 years on

August 17, 2020

Four of Ireland’s greats joined forces to shatter 4 x 1 Mile relay record and raise money for Ethiopia that magic August evening

By Ian O’Riordan, The Irish Times

The idea was to stage some sort of world record attempt on the grass track and raise a few quid towards the famine in Ethiopia....

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Chairman Coghlan of the Boards

May 02, 2020

"I was able to go out on my terms by running the first sub-4 minute Mile at the age of 41. That was a big, big deal back in 1994."

By James McMahon, RTÉ Sport Journalist

From Drimnagh in Dublin to becoming a revered name in America for his exploits as an indoor runner, Eamonn Coghlan...

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Coghlan donates Wanamaker Mile trophy & world record spikes to Heritage Collection

February 05, 2020

The Chairman of the Boards: "I’m really pleased to make this donation of one of my Wanamaker trophies and my record-breaking spikes to the World Athletics Heritage Collection. I hope when publicly displayed they help boost interest in running.”

By Chris Turner for World Athletics

Ireland’s...

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The 40th anniversary of Seb Coe’s Mile world record

September 01, 2019

As amazing as Coe's 800 world record was, the avalanche of attention was tenfold when he broke the Mile record, attention which would change his life forever.

By Jeff Benjamin, RunBlogRun.com

Just 12 days after his 800 meter world record, Sebastian Coe would once again be toeing the line in...

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The Quest to Run a Sub-4 Minute Mile at Age 40

May 28, 2018

Famiglietti’s attempt to run within four seconds of his Mile PR... feels like act of defiance­.

By Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Magazine

I used to think that turning 40 was something that only happened to other people. Now that I’m in my mid-30s, I’m starting to steel myself for the...

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Wanamaker Mile Legend Coghlan Returns to NYRR Millrose Games

February 07, 2018

“In terms of the crowd participation (The Armory was sold out to its 5,550 capacity) and the noise I heard, standing in the middle of that arena there as they ran that NYRR Wanamaker Mile, it was exactly the same (as Madison Square Garden.)"

By Elliot Denman for The Armory Track

“The NYRR...

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When we were Kings: Ireland’s magic Milers

January 02, 2018

Island nation's athletes are notable part of the iconic distance's rich history

By Tom Hunt, Irish Examiner

Paul Robinson’s recent world best time of 4:17.9 for a Mile run in sub-zero Antarctica recalled memories of a previous era when Ireland’s leading Milers competed at elite level and...

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Keeping commitment to GOAL still important for Alan Brogan

December 23, 2017

Former Dublin football star ready to join thousands including legend Eamonn Coghlan and his son John in annual charity Mile series

By Ian O’Riordan, The Irish Times

The first time Alan Brogan ran the GOAL Mile he cared less about the charitable aspect and more about beating his brothers....

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The 52 memorable San Diego sports moments: #50, indoor Mile world record

January 17, 2016

“The track has a reputation of being a fast one, and that gave me a psychological advantage. And the crowd gave me a big lift.” - Eamonn Coghlan, The Chairman of the Boards

By John Maffei, San Diego Union Tribune

Tucked away in the bowels of the San Diego Sports Arena, there was a spike-worn,...

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Checking in with The Chairman, Legendary Miler Eamonn Coghlan Now Graceful Ambassador for our Sport

September 19, 2015

For most, Eamonn Coghlan is - and will be - remembered not only as a world record setting middle distance champion and indoor Mile artist with a devastating kick initiated with breath-taking acceleration, but also as one of track & field's most poised and gracious elder statesmen.

By Dave...

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