Mile News Tagged Indoor World Record


Coghlan donates Wanamaker Mile trophy & world record spikes to Heritage Collection

February 05, 2020

The Chairman of the Boards: "I’m really pleased to make this donation of one of my Wanamaker trophies and my record-breaking spikes to the World Athletics Heritage Collection. I hope when publicly displayed they help boost interest in running.”

By Chris Turner for World Athletics

Ireland’s...

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Kejelcha crushes indoor Mile world record

March 04, 2019

Ethiopian breaks legend Hicham El Guerrouj's 22-year-old record; American Johnny Gregorek runner-up also sub-3:50

From IAAF

Ethiopia's Yomif Kejelcha smashed the world indoor record for the Mile, clocking 3:47.01 at the Bruce Lehane Invitational in Boston, Massachusetts, on Sunday afternoon,...

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Tom, Jack & The St. Ignatius 4 minute Mile legacy

March 26, 2017

The O’Hara-Keelan sub-4 breakthroughs came 54 years apart.

By Paul O’Shea, Once Upon a Time in the Vest

"It’s a brick wall. I shall not attempt it again."
--John Landy, after running between 4:02 and 4:03 six times in 1953. 

Fortunately for the track & field world, the determined...

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Chicago’s Greatest Miler Tom O’Hara:  A Forgotten Hero, Still Running at 74

June 15, 2016

"If someone gives me a challenge, I try to beat them. That's the type I am."

By Justin Breen, DNA info

The greatest Miler in Chicago's history still loves to run.

Even at age 74 — 52 years after setting a world record that stood for 10 years — Tom O'Hara relishes a 30-minute jog around his...

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Dibaba eyes third indoor world record in Stockholm

February 16, 2016

Longest standing Mile WR, 4:17.14 by Romania’s Doina Melinte  from 1990, in jeopardy from 1500m world record holder

By Mike Rowbottom, IAAF

Genzebe Dibaba returns to the Globen Galan on Wednesday on Feb. 17 in search of a third consecutive world indoor record there at her only IAAF World...

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The 52 memorable San Diego sports moments: #50, indoor Mile world record

January 17, 2016

“The track has a reputation of being a fast one, and that gave me a psychological advantage. And the crowd gave me a big lift.” - Eamonn Coghlan, The Chairman of the Boards

By John Maffei, San Diego Union Tribune

Tucked away in the bowels of the San Diego Sports Arena, there was a spike-worn,...

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Mile Moment of the Month: Heald’s Historic Run

March 17, 2014

HOKA ONE ONE presents the inaugural Mile Moment of the Month

By Bring Back the Mile

March 1972: The world was still embroiled in the Cold War, the Vietnam War was raging on and U.S. President Richard Nixon had recently returned from an official visit to Mao Zedong in China. To step on the...

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Debbie Heald Set an Important Record

December 14, 2012

Forty years ago, a California teenager ran a race that shocked the world. It seemed important at the time. It's even more important now.

By Steve Friedman, Runner's World

They are sitting together at a round oak table in a sun-soaked living room on a mountain ridge in Ukiah, California,...

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The Fun Miler: Former World Record Holder Tony Waldrop Reflects on His Storybook Career

April 29, 2012

In the mid-1970s, American middle-distance runner Tony Waldrop was lighting the track on fire. As a University of North Carolina senior, Waldrop set the world record for the indoor Mile, running a blazing 3:55.0 on February 17, 1974 in San Diego. Earlier that same year, he became the first man to...

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Coghlan’s Run at Sports Arena Still a Huge Thrill 31 Years Later

February 24, 2012

But, for me, nothing tops the night of Coghlan’s Mile on the Sports Arena boards during the Jack in the Box Indoor Games. It was electrifying.

By Nick Canepa, San Diego Union Tribune

It was 31 years ago this week when Eamonn Coghlan became an Irish storm, when he ran beyond the hype… by a...

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