Mile News Tagged Hicham El Guerrouj


Off to a Blazing Start

September 20, 2010

Less than six years after taking up distance running, Andrew Wheating has emerged as the next great American Miler

By Tim Layden, Sports Illustrated

He ran not for crypto-religious reasons, but to win races, to cover ground fast. —John L. Parker Jr., Once a Runner

Most gifted young runners...

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Flyin’ Past Ryun

June 01, 2001

Astounding high schooler Alan Webb smashed Jim Ryun's 36-year-old HS record for the Mile at storied Hayward Field

By Tim Layden, Sports Illustrated

There was little doubt that high school senior Alan Webb had arrived in Eugene, Ore. for Sunday's Prefontaine Classic physically ready to break ...

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A New Record—By A Mile: El Guerrouj Shatters Mark

July 19, 1999

The mind-boggling record came in a real race, one that was not decided until the final strides; also 16 men overall go sub-4

By Merrell Noden, Sports Illustrated

As hard as it is to imagine a man running a Mile in 3 minutes, 43.13 seconds, the shock in Rome's Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday,...

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