Mile News Tagged Hicham El Guerrouj


Fab Five Mile Races

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.

#1
1954 – Oxford, England

Roger Bannister’s Mile world record may have only lasted a mere 46 days but his place...

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Preview: Men’s 1500m – IAAF World Championships London 2017

August 08, 2017

Matthew Centrowitz, Rio Olympic champion, has never finished lower than eighth in the seven major 1500m finals he has contested indoors & outdoors.

By Steven Mills, IAAF

Asbel Kiprop has won four major titles at 1500 meters but his victory in Beijing two years ago was arguably the most...

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‘The Best Ever’ – The Training of Hicham El Guerrouj

February 22, 2017

El Guerrouj did not run huge volumes, but his training involved a lot of quality work, certainly more quality than quantity.

By Runner's Tribe

The Best Ever? – with 2 Olympic golds, 4 World Championship golds and multiple world records; it is hard to argue against Hicham El Guerrouj’s claim...

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Mile Legend El Guerrouj Inspiring Future Generation

September 17, 2014

“It makes me think of when I was young. I had dreams to become an Olympic champion. It is important for young kids to believe and to dream. Sport can do this for them.”

By Simon Turnbull for the IAAF

Ten years on from the Athenian drama of the 2004 Olympic men’s 1500m final, Hicham El...

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Through the years at the Prefontaine Classic

May 29, 2014

Alan Webb steals 2001 Pre Classic; “It’s kind of a point of pride for us, that we have more sub-4-minute Miles than any other meet.”

By Chris Hansen, Register Guard

For four decades the Prefontaine Classic has been bringing the best track & field athletes in the world to Hayward Field for one...

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Athletics Weekly Readers Vote Sebastian Coe as the Leading Miler of All-Time

May 12, 2014

Sebastian Coe has been voted the greatest ever Supermiler by readers of Athletics Weekly.

By Jessica Whittington, Athletics Weekly

In a poll run to coincide with the 60th anniversary of Roger Bannister’s first ever sub-4 minute Mile on May 6, Sebastian Coe received an impressive 40% of the...

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Who is the ultimate Supermiler?

April 27, 2014

As the 60th anniversary of the first sub-4 minute Mile approaches, tell us who you believe to be the leading Miler of all-time

From Athletics Weekly

Roger Bannister’s 3:59.4 Mile of almost 60 years ago is one of the most revered performances in athletics history.

Being the first man to run...

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How to Set a World Record in the Mile

February 13, 2014

Record breakers increasingly run even splits; Hicham El Guerrouj's Mile WR nearly perfectly paced

By Amby Burfoot, Runner's World

Historically, there have been two distinct ways to pace a one-Mile race. The inexperienced run the quarter-mile laps like this: fast, slower, slower yet, stagger....

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El Guerrouj says IAAF must bolster middle distances

October 30, 2013

"In general the youth is more interested in doing different sports like soccer, tennis."

By Matt Smith, Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Mile and 1500 meter world record holder Hicham El Guerrouj has called on athletics' world governing body to bolster public interest in middle distance running...

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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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