October 25, 2020
Legends & rivals shared racing history and long-term friendship
By Chris Turner for World Athletics Heritage
Ireland’s Ron Delany and Hungary’s late Laszlo Tabori, two of the standout middle-distance runners of the 1950s, were friends and rivals. A recent discovery in the USA has reignited...
January 20, 2020
His gold at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics changed the way the world looked at Ireland.
By Garry Doyle, The 42
It was just a name; seven little letters, carved into stone yet etched into history. The tourist stood and stared at it, a couple of minutes passing before the chill of a Victorian...
May 24, 2018
In 2002, Tabori received the Fair Play Award from the International Olympic Committee for lifetime achievement and outstanding contribution to the sport.
By Beth Harris, AP Sports Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Laszlo Tabori, who in 1955 became the third man to break the 4 minute barrier in the...
April 06, 2017
I admire what Ryan Lamppa and ‘Bring Back the Mile’ are doing... We should definitely bring back the Mile and there is some impetus which would surely help track & field in this country.
By Gary Cohen, GaryCohenRunning.com
Don Bowden is the first American to run a sub-4 minute Mile which he...
February 26, 2017
World Mile record holder and MBE part of legendary generation of British middle-distance runners in the 1950s
By Mel Booth, The Huddersfield Daily Examiner
Derek Ibbotson, one of Huddersfield’s most famous sporting sons, has died at the age of 84.
The Longwood Harriers clubman passed away...
December 01, 2016
Dark horse Irish athlete relives historic day: “Everything else is shut out, the noise, the crowd. For my entire career I don’t ever remember hearing the crowd… Then I make my one move, around the final bend, begin passing them. And there is no pain. The only time you feel pain is when you’re...
June 01, 2012
By Mark Winitz
Longtime track & field writer Mark Winitz interviewed Don Bowden in 2004 for an article that appeared in American Track & Field magazine. On the 55th anniversary of Bowden’s first sub-4 minute Mile by an American, Bring Back the Mile asked Mark to contact Don for his thoughts...
August 27, 1956
A stirring tradition of U.S. distance running is dying on the vine. What are the reasons, and what should be done to bring it back?
By David Richardson, Sports Illustrated
The most extraordinary thing about the once elusive 4 minute Mile in recent weeks has been the almost casual manner in...