Mile News Tagged Indoor World Record


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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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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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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Ron takes a turn for the better

March 16, 1959

"These compliments are very good for a runner. It is what we run for. You know?"

By Tex Maule, Sports Illustrated

Coming into the last turn of Madison Square Garden's 11-lap-track, the skinny blond runner had the pole. At his right shoulder and a step behind, Ron Delany matched Istvan...

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The Riotous Wanamaker Mile

February 14, 1955

Gunnar Nielsen won the famed Mile and set a world record of 4:03.6 in doing it, but hardly anyone noticed, for behind the Dane, Wes Santee and Fred Dwyer were wrestling each other down the stretch

By Robert Creamer, Sports Illustrated

NEW YORK - There are those who say it was the best running...

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The Subway Miler: Leslie MacMitchell

July 01, 1942

Leslie’s time drew a thunderous cheer. It was 4:07.4, tying the world’s record time... He was king of the Milers at 20!

By Roger Birtwell, Esquire

Running is a country boy’s game. Ask any track coach what type of material he prefers. “Give me kids from the country,” he’ll say. He wants...

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