Mile News Tagged Jim Grelle


The Oregon Track Club presents inaugural Sub-4 Reunion

April 28, 2016

​Celebrating the men who broke 4 minutes in the Mile and ran for legendary coach Bill Bowerman from 1956-70

From Oregon Track Club

Ten runners from the University of Oregon: Jim Bailey, Jim Grelle, Dyrol Burleson, Keith Forman, Archie San Romani, Wade Bell, Dave Wilborn, Arne Kvalheim, Roscoe...

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How Hungarians Launched America’s Greatest Track Era

January 27, 2014

Mihály Iglói's coaching led to brilliant U.S. racing.

By Rich Elliott, Running Times

On the night of Feb. 10, 1962, the world of distance running shifted on its axis.

The scene was the Los Angeles Sports Arena. American miler Jim Beatty was racing in the featured event of the night, the...

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Jim Ryun Returns to Site of Record Run

February 13, 2013

By Toni Reavis

San Diego’s Balboa Stadium looked much different in 1965 when it was home to the AFL San Diego Chargers than it does today as home to San Diego High School Cavers.  Before Qualcomm Stadium was built in Mission Valley in 1967, or Petco Park was erected downtown in 2004, Balboa...

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Oregon Legend Jim Grelle Ran with the Best

November 30, 2012

Runner started at Lincoln High, went to UO, then all the way to the Olympics

By Gary Henley, The Daily Astorian

GEARHART, Ore. — He’s the North Coast’s own running legend.

And while Jim Grelle takes as much pleasure nowadays playing and talking about golf, he still loves reminiscing about...

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See You Later, Jim Ryun

July 03, 1967

Sub-54 second final lap yields Mile world record of 3:51.1 and national title for Kansas native in Bakersfield

By Pete Axthelm, Sports Illustrated

Seventeen-year-old Jerry Proctor upset six-time national champion Ralph Boston in the broad jump; Charlie Greene finished second in the 100-yard...

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Fast Teenagers in Grown-Up Time

July 05, 1965

With tactical cunning and a brilliant burst of speed, 18-year-old Jim Ryun beat the great Peter Snell in a U.S. record 3:55.3 Mile

By Gwilym S. Brown, Sports Illustrated

In San Diego one day last week an 18-year-old boy and a former football linebacker sat down to map out the strategy the boy...

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