Mile News Tagged Filbert Bayi


Seb Coe to return to racing at the Vitality Westminster Mile

May 07, 2017

Middle distance legend, former Mile world record holder and current IAAF president part of the event’s Olympians Mile field on Sunday, May 28 in London

By Athletics Weekly

Forty years after beating Filbert Bayi to win the Emsley Carr Mile in a breakthrough 1977 season, Seb Coe will return to...

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Olympic champion Sir John Walker gets bronze

March 22, 2017

Statue of the first man to record a sub-3:50 Mile to be cast by sculptor Joanne Sullivan

By Radio New Zealand

A bronze statue of New Zealand athletics legend Sir John Walker is to be placed in Manurewa town centre in Auckland.

Walker, who initially ran for the Manurew Harriers club, won the...

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Filbert Bayi: Catch him if you can!

May 21, 2014

Former Mile world record holder revolutionized racing with front-running tactics: "I thought the only way to avoid spiking was to run from the beginning in front of everybody."

From Earl Nurse and Lauren Said-Moorhouse, CNN, African Voices

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (CNN) -- He's smashed world...

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In their words: The race that stopped a nation

January 31, 2014

Some say it was the greatest middle-distance race ever contested by one of the best fields for a major competition: 1974 Commonwealth Games 1500 meters. This is their story.

By Michael Brown, New Zealand Herald

THE BUILDUP
The track and field meeting burst into life on the opening day in...

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John Walker Interview

June 01, 2013

By Christopher Kelsall, Athletics Illustrated

Sir John Walker of New Zealand was the greatest middle-distance runner of his era and had few peers during the eras that followed. Although there were great competitors during his time like Sebastion Coe, Eamonn Coghlan, Steve Cram, Steve Ovett and...

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The Super Milers Documentary: Thumbs Up, Way Up!

December 03, 2012

Outstanding, compelling hour-plus video covers the eleven world record holders of the Mile from Bannister to Coe

By Bring Back the Mile

The Super Milers documentary from Great Britain’s Channel 4 is entertaining and simply riveting. The hour-plus video covers the eleven world record holders...

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An Exclusive Club

June 27, 1994

Forty years after Roger Bannister broke four minutes, the brotherhood of Mile record holders gathered to honor their grand obsession

By Gary Smith, Sports Illustrated

Never join someone who eclipses you. Align yourself with one who increases your luster. The man who puts you in the shade...

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The 3:49.4 Special

August 25, 1975

He had promised to go for the Mile record, and New Zealand's John Walker delivered, smashing the old mark by 1.6 seconds!

By Kenny Moore, Sports Illustrated

As Roger Bannister had 21 years earlier, John Walker worried about the wind. He had talked the officials at the meet in Goteborg, Sweden...

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A Record Goes Bust

May 26, 1975

Sprinting away from a classy field in Kingston, Jamaica's Dream Mile, 21-year-old Filbert Bayi of Tanzania broke Jim Ryun's 8-year-old world record to clearly establish that he is the King of the Milers

By Ron Reid, Sports Illustrated

It was a world record performance that defied logic, a set...

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