Mile News Tagged John Walker


What’s Your Favorite Olympic Men’s 1500?

May 03, 2021

The fact that his winning time was the slowest since 1932 is irrelevant; it was racing entertainment at its finest.

From E. Garry Hill, Editor, Track & Field News

Time or tactics? Based on recent conversation on our Message Board, there are still those who think that Matthew Centrowitz’s 2016...

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On the Hunt

March 09, 2021

It’s all my favorite ingredients: a race that holds meaning, and a race rich with fierce competition.

By Nick Willis for Tracksmith

“Nicholas, you’re a hunter!” My coach likes to tell me whenever I go to the front of a race too early. It usually ends in disaster, because he’s right, I’m not a...

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Nick Willis runs record sub-4 Mile for 19th straight year

January 19, 2021

Two-time Olympic medalist breaks tie with Olympic champion, legend and fellow Kiwi Sir John Walker

By Jonathan Gault, LetsRun.com

Evergreen Nick Willis made history on Tuesday night by breaking 4:00 in the Mile for the record 19th year in a row. Willis, 37, ran 3:58.63 to finish second behind...

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Sir John Walker named Patron of Athletics NZ

November 09, 2020

“It’s a great honor to be named Patron of Athletics NZ and to follow in the esteemed footsteps of a legend like Sir Peter Snell, who was a huge inspiration to me.”

From Athletics New Zealand

Legendary middle-distance runner Sir John Walker has been named as Patron of Athletics New Zealand.

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The 45th Anniversary of John Walker’s Mile World Record

August 12, 2020

The Mile "is a cherished distance. When I lined up for a Mile race, I knew I was in for a hell of a race. It is a shame it is not run often more."

By Jeff Benjamin, RunBlogRun.com

On Tuesday evening, August 12, 1975, John Walker of New Zealand broke the 3:50 Mile barrier, clocking a world...

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John Walker donates national warm-up suit to World Athletics Heritage Collection

July 02, 2020

"I’m delighted to donate my warm-up suit to the Heritage Collection. Through its preservation and public display, I hope the suit helps to create interest in running for generations to come.”

By Chris Turner for World Athletics Heritage

New Zealand’s 1976 Olympic 1500m champion Sir John...

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Bayi recounts legendary 1974 1500m world record

December 29, 2019

"They didn’t expect I would win that race. John [Walker] knew that maybe I would die – but I was prepared for that one!”

By Mike Rowbottom for World Athletics

Among the past contests highlighted during last month’s World Athletics' inaugural Heritage Mile Night in Monaco was the epic 1500m...

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Fab Five Mile Races

August 27, 2019

“I felt I could not have run a more perfect race.”

Steve Landells for the IAAF

The IAAF takes a look back at five unforgettable, historic races over the classic Mile distance.

#1
1954 – Oxford, England

Roger Bannister’s Mile world record may have only lasted a mere 46 days but his place...

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Golden moment cast in bronze: Sir John Walker statue unveiled

March 12, 2018

"This is a legacy for others. When they look at the statue kids can say to each other 'if he can do it, so can I'."

From Stuff.co.nz

One of the country's sporting heroes has been immortalized in his hometown.

Olympic champion and Mile world record holder Sir John Walker unveiled a...

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Irish Mile legend and Olympian Ray Flynn looks back on his storied career

July 05, 2017

"I wasn’t afraid I would die; I knew I was dying."

By Cathal Dennehy, Independent.ie

For those who suffer through the sadistic challenge of a sub-4 minute Mile, there is a sound that offers hope, which arrives as both a sweet reprieve and a call to arms in their time of despair. It's the...

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