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.
1954 – Oxford, England
Roger Bannister’s Mile world record may have only lasted a mere 46 days but his place...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
January 28, 2013
Olympic 10,000m silver medalist runs 3:50.92 at low-key Boston meet.
By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World
Galen Rupp’s 3:50.92 at the BU Terrier Invitational in Boston on Saturday makes him the second fastest American indoor Miler of all-time behind Bernard Lagat, who has run 3:49.89. And he’s...
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