June 14, 2017
Mile legend Glenn Cunningham, in 1933, last man to win middle-distance national championships double
By Dave Hunter, RunBlogRun
Clayton Murphy's proven middle distance range combined with his unparalleled progression over the past 4 years has sparked much speculation over which event the 2016...
November 05, 2015
Record setting, Olympic trio hail from Kansas, the Sunflower State
By Bring Back the Mile
Kansas is known for its expansive wheat fields, but it has also amazingly grown three of the greatest Milers in history: Glenn Cunningham, Wes Santee and Jim Ryun. Consider below the impressive...
November 01, 2014
Cunningham had run the race of his life and knocked two full seconds off the outdoor Mile world record and four seconds off his own indoor record!
By Peter Webster '71, Dartmouth Alumni Magazine
In the 1930s, when American sports fans desperately needed something to cheer about, Glenn...
October 30, 2014
Presented by HOKA ONE ONE, the interview series speaks with Trevor Darmstetter, Race Director for the inaugural Kansas Road Mile Championship.
By Bring Back the Mile
It's typically difficult to find road Mile events after September in the U.S., but the inaugural Kansas Road Mile Championship,...
April 25, 2014
Date of Statehood: January 29, 1861
Motto: Ad astra per aspera (To the stars through difficulty)
Kansas’ state motto, “To the stars through difficulty,” perfectly encapsulates the feelings of those that struggle to realize a dream, and in particular their running dreams. The...
January 19, 2014
Kansas track star, 1936 Olympic 1500m silver medalist won Wanamaker Mile six times
By Beccy Tanner, The Wichita Eagle
The anniversary of one of the most famous fires in Kansas is approaching.
On the morning of Feb. 9, 1917, Glenn Cunningham, his brother, Floyd, and two other siblings walked...
May 23, 2012
11th class also includes steeplechaser Horace Ashenfelter and marathoner Jacqueline Hansen
UTICA, N.Y. – The National Distance Running Hall of Fame announced the eleventh class of inductees to be honored in July in Utica New York. The class of 2012 is comprised of Glenn Cunningham, Horace...
May 28, 2010
By Bob Lutz, The Wichita Eagle
If you want to see what you're made of, try walking in the footsteps of greatness. Better yet, try running in them.
Jim Ryun, Glenn Cunningham and Archie San Romani Sr. are three of America's greatest distance runners, all produced right here in Kansas.
June 12, 2009
“It hurt like thunder to walk, but it didn't hurt at all when I ran. So for five or six years, about all I did was run.”
By Leroy Watson Jr., Bleacher Report
It was another bitterly cold morning in Everetts, Kansas, a rural farming town like so many hundreds of communities throughout the...
July 25, 1966
Leaving the whole world far behind him, Jim Ryun, the 19-year-old durable wonder of Kansas, smashes track's most treasured record—the Mile mark that has eluded American runners for 29 years
By Anita Verschoth, Sports Illustrated
After a few warmup sprints last Sunday on a field next to...