Mile News Tagged Los Angeles 1984


Ruth Wysocki’s Jump from Redlands to 1984 LA Olympics

August 20, 2018

“Even though the Olympics didn’t go really great for me, when I got to Europe after the Olympics, I beat everybody that beat me in the Olympics, including (Dorio).”

By Obrey Brown, Redlands Connection

Clay Brooks raved about Ruth Kleinsasser.

So did Ted Runner.

Brooks, who spent years as...

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“The Jarrow Arrow” – Cram’s Top 5

January 26, 2017

“It was a cat-and-mouse affair – we both started off running at the back of the field. I beat him by little more than the thickness of a vest.”

By Sam Burke, Runner's Tribe

The 1980s were an era in which male middle distance running was dominated by Britain. The British dominance was total...

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Mary Decker and Zola Budd drove women’s athletics forward

July 28, 2016

More than 30 years after their heyday on the track, Decker and Budd still hold national records for the Mile.

By Jason Henderson, The Guardian

For an arena that bills itself as “the greatest stadium in the world”, the Los Angeles Coliseum is badly in need of a facelift. Large cracks caused by...

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The Resurrection of Sebastian Coe

September 05, 2014

The 1984 Olympics was the first Olympics that I attended. Watching Seb Coe win his silver medal in the 800 meters was inspiring. When Seb won the 1,500 meters in LA, he made Olympic history. Now, thirty years later, Jeff Benjamin, long time contributor to RunBlogRun, American Track & Field and...

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The Ruth Wysocki Interview

August 01, 2014

I was just running for place, came up on Mary and I heard those three men’s voices saying, ‘If you’re with her with 200 meters to go you can beat her.’

By Gary Cohen, GaryCohenRunning.com

Ruth Wysocki was a member of the 1984 United States Olympic team which competed in Los Angeles in the 800...

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Nine for IX: Runner

August 12, 2013

The latest ESPN Nine for IX documentary takes a look at one of sports most infamous moments, the Mary Decker - Zola Budd collision at the 1984 Olympic Games at 3000 meters; Premiers on ESPN on August 13; directed by former world class runner Shola Lynch, winner of the 1984 Millrose Games Girls'...

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After the Fall

October 01, 2009

Many remember Zola Budd as the barefoot prodigy who broke world records, became a symbol of South Africa's oppression, and was blamed for Mary Decker's Olympic nightmare, but her story has more heartbreak, more hard-fought redemption and considerably more weirdness than the legend.

By Steve...

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