April 22, 2016
If I compare publicity percentage-wise, I had 75% for the Mile and 25% for the 1500 meters.
From Tracksmith's METER Magazine #04
László Tábori, in 1955, was the third man to break 4 minutes for the Mile, a feat that made the Hungarian famous around the world.
"Nothing gave me as much...
February 24, 2016
Josh Thompson the first athlete ever from the state of Nevada to run a sub-4 Mile
By Maggie McMurray, Moapa Valley Progress
A Moapa Valley High School alumnus and track star recently became the first athlete ever from the state of Nevada to run a Mile in under 4 minutes.
Josh Thompson, who...
February 06, 2016
"It was so loud the last lap that I just, kind of adrenaline kicked in." - Drew Hunter, 8th U.S. high school boy to break 4 minutes, now third fastest all-time behind legends Alan Webb and Jim Ryun
By David Monti, RRW
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June 05, 2015
7th U.S. high school boy to join select club, ties as 3rd fastest HS Miler: "I don't really know what just happened..."
By Jeff Hollobaugh, Special to the Detroit Free Press
ST. LOUIS -- Running under the lights on a balmy Thursday evening more than 500 miles from his hometown of Grand Blanc,...
May 09, 2015
“This week I couldn’t sleep, I kept thinking about 4 minutes. I know you aren’t supposed to think about it, but I couldn’t stop.”
By Christopher Keizur, Daily Emerald
At the bell, three athletes sprinted around the curve, spurred on by the cheering of the Hayward faithful. The runners were...
November 15, 2014
De Villiers Lamprecht clocks 3:59.7 on November 13, 1964; 16th country overall with a sub-4
By Alec Basson, Stellenbosch University
It has been 50 years since former Matie athlete De Villiers Lamprecht on November 13, 1964 became the first South African (16th country) to run a dream Mile,...
June 11, 2014
HOKA ONE ONE presents the Mile Moment of the Month
By Bring Back the Mile
On June 11, 2011, Lukas Verzbicas became only the fifth U.S. high school athlete and the second in a high school-only race to break 4 minutes for the Mile with his winning 3:59.71 clocking at the adidas Dream Mile in...
June 04, 2014
“When I crossed the finish line, I was a little discouraged, because I thought I hadn’t done it.”
By Rick Plumlee, The Wichita Eagle
Six hundred yards into the Mile race, Jim Ryun was bumped in the tight pack of runners. He stumbled off the track to the infield.
“I wasn’t even sure I’d...
May 14, 2014
Bring Back the Mile's 2014 interview series, presented by HOKA ONE ONE, sits down with 1990s Mile ace Steve Holman. A prep standout in the state of Minnesota, Holman had a HS Mile best of 4:09.26 (converted from a 4:07.62 1600 meters) in 1988, as a senior at Richfield High School, a year that he...
April 21, 2014
HOKA ONE ONE presents the Mile Moment of the Month: University of North Carolina alum first African-American sub-4
“Most everybody thought African-Americans were sprinters... I just never bought into that" - Reggie McAfee in a 2001 interview with the Cincinnati Enquirer.
McAfee, a Cincinnati,...
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