March 22, 2017
Statue of the first man to record a sub-3:50 Mile to be cast by sculptor Joanne Sullivan
By Radio New Zealand
A bronze statue of New Zealand athletics legend Sir John Walker is to be placed in Manurewa town center in Auckland.
Walker, who initially ran for the Manurew Harriers club, won the...
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,...
August 24, 2016
"It's a fantastic achievement, but just what he deserves because he's stuck at it for a long time. He's had his ups and downs but I believe he was in very good shape going into this competition... it became a tactician's race and Nick put himself in a position to win."
By Marc Hinton, Stuff
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...
August 11, 2015
In Gothenburg 40 years ago, Mile legend Walker had to front-run it, as he suspected would happen anyway, "but I didn't bargain running as much on my own".
By David Leggat, New Zealand Herald
Of the big three, it's the performance that tends to slip the mind. To a point you understand why,...
August 10, 2015
"Considering they ran a lot of miles in those days, it was a big thing. It's magical, the Mile, four laps to the Mile, people understand that."
By Steve Kilgallon, Stuff
John Walker had dreamed for years, visualising the details of the day that he would not just set a world record for the...
September 10, 2014
Sydney Maree soundly beats top international field, sets still standing men's event record in inaugural year 1981
By Bring Back the Mile
The Fifth Avenue Mile, contested on one of the world’s most famous thoroughfares, was the brainchild of New York Road Runners Club president & impresario...
July 07, 2014
In thrilling race against top field, the legend again breaks his U.S. record in Oslo, Norway
By Bring Back the Mile
A Mile is four laps on the track that some have called the perfect distance and a four-act play. Oslo's Bislett Games Dream Mile in the 1980s was the pinnacle of this classic...
April 27, 2014
As the 60th anniversary of the first sub-4 minute Mile approaches, tell us who you believe to be the leading Miler of all-time
From Athletics Weekly
Roger Bannister’s 3:59.4 Mile of almost 60 years ago is one of the most revered performances in athletics history.
Being the first man to run...
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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