December 18, 2014
High school Mile record holder and two-time NCAA Mile champion considered candidate to run first sub-4 minute Mile
By Evan Andrews, History.com
On December 25, Universal Pictures’ new film “Unbroken” is set to debut nationwide. Based upon the bestselling book by Laura Hillenbrand, the film...
December 08, 2014
1972 Olympic 800m champion with numerous national Mile titles and world class times was one of the best at the storied distance
By Rick Schnittker
I first met Dave Wottle as a 15-year-old making a trip to the Ohio JC Summer State Meet in Canton, Ohio. I had qualified for the event with my...
August 07, 2014
First time two men go sub-4 minutes in the same Mile race
By Bring Back the Mile
Sixty years ago, on Saturday, August 7, at the 1954 British Empire & Commonwealth Games in Vancouver, Canada, the world’s two best Milers, England’s Roger Bannister, the first man to run a sub-4 minute Mile, and...
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...
June 01, 2011
'King of the Mile' Glenn Cunningham was a real hero of mine... he did the impossible. He was burnt as a child from his arms to his legs to his feet to his back and the doctors said he would never walk again.
By Gary Cohen, GaryCohenRunning.com
Louis Zamperini placed eighth in the 5000 meters...
April 02, 2010
"Hands down I always preferred running the 1500 meters and the Mile...I loved the Mile, its strategy and the balance between speed and endurance."
From Gary Cohen, garycohenrunning.com
Dave Wottle won the 1972 Olympic 800 meter gold medal in Munich, Germany by 0.03 seconds in a time of...
June 12, 2009
“It hurt like thunder to walk, but it didn't hurt at all when I ran. So for five or six years, about all I did was run.”
By Leroy Watson Jr., Bleacher Report
It was another bitterly cold morning in Everetts, Kansas, a rural farming town like so many hundreds of communities throughout the...
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...
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...
December 26, 1983
Mary Decker is moved by a competitive yearning that rises from so deep in her character that it connects with her will to be loved.
By Kenny Moore, Sports Illustrated
What a glorious conceit it is to pick a Sportsman of the Year. Can anyone really study the ranks of different champions and...
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