June 22, 2020
The story of his performance at Maryland in 1978 when he set the indoor Mile world record was the stuff of legend.
By Sal Maiorana, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Rochester native Dick Buerkle, who at one time held the world indoor Mile recorde and twice qualified for the United States...
June 16, 2020
"My father had a 'laser focus'. He was humble, gracious, gregarious and he took what he had from running and used it in his life. There was this balance of instruction and a quiet voice."
By Peter John L. Thompson
The world of Track & Field Athletics is deeply saddened by the news that...
March 31, 2020
"I believe one of the keys to my later success was that I wasn't pushed in high school."
By Steve Brand, MileSplit CA
Steve Scott is America's greatest Miler. Not the fastest anymore, but the greatest.
Consider that in his running career, which didn't really take off until he was a...
December 13, 2019
"He won three Olympic gold medals, two Commonwealth Games gold medals and broke seven world records. He was the best conditioned athlete of his time."
By NZ Herald
Famed New Zealand Olympic distance runner Sir Peter Snell has died, age 80.
Sports historian and friend Ron Palenski confirmed...
September 08, 2018
Legend, 1960 Olympian & record setter a pioneer of women’s running
By Peter Thompson
The world of Athletics is deeply saddened by the news that Diane Leather Charles, the first woman to run a Mile in under 5 minutes and a true running pioneer, passed peacefully on Wednesday, September 5. As...
July 09, 2018
He said I’d have lots of friends when I am #1 on top, but that he would there for me when I’m not.
By Jacqueline Hansen
When I reflect on life, I think of Joni Mitchell. She is my favorite female artist and poet. She wrote “We’re captive on the carousel of time. We can’t return, we can only...
March 05, 2018
Briton broke barrier, set a still resonating, recognized standard and transcended the sport
By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile founder
We knew this day would come: the death of a great man – a universally enduring, esteemed and endearing legend in every sense of the word as worldwide homage,...
May 29, 2014
By Peter Thompson
This article has been published in its entirety with the author's permission. It was initially published in the 'BMC News', the Club magazine of the British Milers' Club, in Spring 2014.
Many of you reading this blog are aware of the the 60th anniversary of breaking the 4...
February 10, 2012
By Dan Helfrick, Huxley Running Co.
Francie Larrieu Smith was named by Runner’s World as the “most versatile runner of the Quarter century”. And rightfully so, as she competed in four Olympic Games racing from the 1500 to the marathon! She had a 30 year long athletic career and now coaches at...
November 28, 2004
Swedish running legend set the Mile world record three times and with countryman Arne Andersson, the duo approached the "magic" 4-minute mark
By Lennart Julin for the IAAF
Renowned Swedish Athletics historian and statistican Lennart Julin gives his own personal tribute to the life and career...