Mile News Tagged Melbourne 1956


The legacy of legend & Olympic champion Ron Delany

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...

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Olympian, Mile legend and coach Laszlo Tabori dies at 86

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...

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The Don Bowden Interview

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-4:00 Mile which he did...

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Famous Huddersfield Olympic medalist Derek Ibbotson dies

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...

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Ronnie Delany savors Olympic 1500 meter win and record, 60 years ago

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...

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Don Bowden Opened Gateway for American Milers

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...

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