January 20, 2001
By David Monti
(c) 2001 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission.
NEW YORK - Alan Webb, an 18-year-old senior at South South Lakes High School in Reston, Va., became the first U.S. prep athlete to run under four minutes for the Mile indoors at today's New Balance Games at...
January 20, 2001
First U.S. prep to run sub-4 indoor Mile with 3:59.86 clocking; also 4th U.S. high schooler under 4 minutes for storied distance
By Sabrina Yohannes, IAAF.org
Alan Webb, 18, became the first American high school athlete to run under 4 minutes for the indoor Mile on Saturday. Webb's time of 3...
August 11, 1997
Remembering Don Bowden's U.S. milestone
By Brad Herzog, Sports Illustrated
When Roger Bannister first ran the Mile in less than 4 minutes, on May 6, 1954, he was hailed the next morning by The New York Times as having achieved "one of man's hitherto unattainable goals." The 4 minute barrier...
May 15, 1982
I see Randy Melancon in the infield. He looks me straight in the eyes, puts his head down and pumps his arms like a sprinter. I remember that like it was yesterday and I still thank him.
By Jim Hill
It sounds simple. Four laps of 440 yards, each just under 60 seconds. The third lap is the...
June 17, 1978
There was a lengthy pause as the three timekeepers compared their watches in order to come up with the official time, and then there was the announcement, “It has happened again!”
By Craig Masback
The quest for my first sub-4 minute Mile began on the streets of Rome and finished on Oxford’s...
April 25, 1975
I remember being on fire crossing the finish line, as if I didn’t want to stop running.
By Eamonn Coghlan
I was barely 18 months old when Roger Bannister became the first person in the world to run a sub-4 minute Mile on May 6, 1954. This historic achievement still resonates 64 years on....
May 06, 1967
Oregon Duck runs “free” to match Bannister’s month, day and time for Norway’s first sub-4 minute Mile
By Arne Kvalheim
I ran my first sub-4 minute Mile on Saturday, May 6, 1967. My time was 3:59.4. The day in May and the time corresponded with the first sub-4 Mile by Roger Bannister in 1954....
February 05, 1962
New Zealand's burly Peter Snell, starting in one of the few Mile races of his young career, took the lead with 340 yards to go, sprinted away from the field to better Herb Elliott's classic mark by a tenth of a second: "I think I can improve on the Mile time a little."
By Leslie Hobbs, Sports...
July 29, 1957
"It was a fabulous race, a pleasure to run in. I shall dream about it for years."
By John Lovesey, Sports Illustrated
The six straining runners at the top of this page (there are really seven) are Mike Blagrove, an Englishman; Stanislav Jungwirth, a Czech; Derek Ibbotson, English; Ron Delany,...
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