January 03, 2018
"It depends on the day and the weather, if it's balmy they are more likely to beat Jack's record."
By Ryan Dunlop, The Timaru Herald
Many have tried and failed to beat South Canterbury gold medalist and local legend Jack Lovelock's personal record for a Mile. but 2018 may be the year.
January 31, 2017
“My mental approach was not focusing on the individuals I couldn’t control, but focus on myself. It normally worked out all right.”
By Cameron Tucker, Athletics Weekly
Last year was a record-breaking one in sport for New Zealand. The island nation, renowned for its haka-dancing rugby team,...
January 04, 2017
Race honors 1936 Olympic 1500m champion and local legend Jack Lovelock; winner to receive $600 prize money with an extra $400 for a sub-4 minute Mile
From The Timaru Herald
No Lovelock Mile competitor has yet managed to beat the best Mile time of the man commemorated in the annual race, but...
August 19, 2015
Jack Lovelock, Peter Snell, and John Walker paved the way for future Kiwi stars like Nick Willis.
By Roger Robinson, Running Times
When Nick Willis was a boy in Lower Hutt, New Zealand, he used to watch videos of Kiwis Jack Lovelock, Peter Snell, and John Walker winning Olympic 1500m gold...
July 15, 1933
Kiwi legend beats American Bill Bonthron who also sets U.S. record
From NZ History
Jack Lovelock’s run at Princeton University shattered the world record for the Mile, held by Frenchman Jules Ladoumègue, by 1.6 seconds. The race was dubbed the ‘greatest Mile of all-time’ by Time magazine.