Mile News Tagged John Walker


Does the Mile still matter?

April 04, 2014

Nick Willis: "It is important for the casual fan because people understand a sub-4 minute Mile. A 3:38 1500m doesn’t mean anything to most people."

By SPIKES Magazine

SPIKES sat down with two of the world's top Milers Nick Willis and Will Leer and Mile legend John Walker to find out why they...

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USA vs. New Zealand Battle Looms in Queen Street Golden Mile

April 03, 2014

Craig Miller leads American contingent for Sunday, April 6 downhill road Mile in New Zealand

The Queen Street Golden Mile takes place this Sunday as part of the Barfoot & Thompson ITU World Triathlon Auckland with the elite races supported by age group Mile options and a Celebrity Queen Street...

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In their words: The race that stopped a nation

January 31, 2014

Some say it was the greatest middle-distance race ever contested by one of the best fields for a major competition: 1974 Commonwealth Games 1500 meters. This is their story.

By Michael Brown, New Zealand Herald

THE BUILDUP
The track and field meeting burst into life on the opening day in...

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Queen Street Mile to Merge with Triathlon World Series

July 29, 2013

Mile legend John Walker's first and only Queen Street Mile was in 1982, which he remembers the downhill race as both "frightening and exciting"; event to benefit Walker's Find Your Field of Dream Foundation

From TVNZ.co.nz

The Queen Street Golden Mile will become part of the program for next...

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John Walker Interview

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...

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Queen St Mile: Aussie Wins Elite Sprint

April 02, 2013

New Zealand Olympian Lucy van Dalen finishes third behind training partners in women's race.

By Dana Johannsen, The New Zealand Herald

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Australian middle distance runner Ryan Gregson was fixed on racing the Queen St Golden Mile ever since the idea of bringing back the...

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The Super Milers Documentary: Thumbs Up, Way Up!

December 03, 2012

Outstanding, compelling hour-plus video covers the eleven world record holders of the Mile from Bannister to Coe

By Bring Back the Mile

The Super Milers documentary from Great Britain’s Channel 4 is entertaining and simply riveting. The hour-plus video covers the eleven world record holders...

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An Exclusive Club

June 27, 1994

Forty years after Roger Bannister broke four minutes, the brotherhood of Mile record holders gathered to honor their grand obsession

By Gary Smith, Sports Illustrated

NEVER JOIN SOMEONE WHO ECLIPSES YOU. ALIGN YOURSELF WITH ONE WHO INCREASES YOUR LUSTER. THE MAN WHO PUTS YOU IN THE SHADE...

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Sub-4 at 40?

December 23, 1991

Legend and Olympic champion John Walker to become the first 40-year-old to break the 4 minute Mile? "I'm not as good as I used to be... I probably haven't got the same desire, but I'm still pretty bloody competitive on the track."

By Merrell Noden, Sports Illustrated

JOHN WALKER KNOWS WHY NO...

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The Golden Mile: The torch is passed

March 13, 1980

As Coe entered, the meet's athletes rose in a standing ovation. For the first time what he had done began to sink in, and he was moved.

By Kenny Moore, Sports Illustrated

The streams of talent and preparation and resolve that would converge in Oslo at twilight on July 17, 1979, arose in...

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