Mile News Tagged Legend


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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U.S. Flag Borne by True Olympian

July 26, 1992

Patriotism? Discipline? Perspective? Chalk `em all up to Francie Larrieu Smith. Who better to represent what the Olympics should be about?

By Dave Hyde, Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel via Chicago Tribune

This is a story about the flag, the Olympic spirit and one proper decision that connected...

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She Runs and We Are Lifted

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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Sportsman of the Year: 1966

December 19, 1966

Mile star Jim Ryun, 19, the youngest person ever selected as SI's Sportsman

By Sports Illustrated

In its first issue, in August 1954, Sports Illustrated reported the duel of the original 4 minute Milers, Roger Bannister and John Landy, at the British Empire Games in Vancouver. Bannister won...

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1954 & Its Sportsman: Roger Bannister

January 03, 1955

The year brought shining performances in a host of sports, but the electrifying running of history's first 4 minute Miler—a man of no fanfare—made him year's pre-eminent Man of Sport

By Gerald Holland, Sports Illustrated

If ever a good speech ruined a dinner it was that delivered by Dr. Roger...

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Andrew J. Walsh has won 181 prizes in 10 years

January 26, 1902

Veteran athlete of Xavier AA holds indoor Mile world record amongst high honors

From The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The record attained by Andrew J. Walsh, the veteran athlete of the Xavier AA, since his debut on the cinder path, nearly ten years ago, is remarkable. This sterling athlete, in his...

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