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My First Sub-4

February 26, 2020

As I looked over at the clock and saw 3:59.97 next to my name, I was completely euphoric. Seconds earlier my body was as heavy and exhausted as it had ever been. In an instant, I felt immortal.

By Riley Masters

The story of my first sub-4 Mile began at Boston University in February 2009, when...

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New Zealand’s Theo Quax joins dad Dick in exclusive sub-4 minute Mile club

February 17, 2020

Only 12th father-son sub-4 combo ever and the first Kiwi pair to do so

By Marc Hinton, Stuff

Theo Quax continues to follow in the footsteps of his famous father on the athletics track, with the Kiwi youngster joining his dad in an exclusive club this past Saturday.

The 20-year-old Northern...

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My First Sub-4

December 26, 2019

The Mile tests our wills, our strengths, our weaknesses and our inner selves to see how much we really want it.

Leo Manzano won the silver medal in the 1500 meters at the 2012 London Olympics, running 3:34.79. He was the first U.S. athlete to medal in the 1500m since Jim Ryun won silver at the...

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My First Sub-4

September 12, 2019

For me, all that training paid off on a cool evening August 10, 1966 when I became the 19th American and first Texan to run a sub-4 minute Mile.

By Ricardo Romo

Fifty-three years ago, I became the first Texan to run a Mile under 4 minutes. What I didn’t know at the time was that only 18...

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Aidan Tooker’s journey to a sub-4 minute Mile

February 21, 2019

Syracuse athlete believes the sub-4 Mile is symbolic of the progress he’s made: “I just stopped being scared of it, on that day I realized I either do it or I don’t.”

By Alex Hamer, The Daily Orange

As Aidan Tooker rounded into the final 200 meters of the Mile, his eyes glanced up to where...

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Orndorf becomes first Pilot to run a sub-4 Mile

January 27, 2019

“Watching Logan break four was incredible. I was with a group of teammates in Portland watching on the TV, and once he finished we were waiting for his official time, and once we saw it was sub-4 we all went crazy."

By Ana Clyde, The Beacon

Over winter break, track & field redshirt senior...

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My First Sub-4

June 27, 2018

To this day, I still get excited and nervous just thinking about that July night in Halifax.

By Nathan Brannen for CBC Sports

There are few events in the sport of track & field that people understand like the Mile.

Even people who know very little about track, know that it takes an...

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Serafini secures first sub-4 Mile

April 29, 2018

"I knew I broke it, but all I wanted to do was lay on the track in relief. I was riding that high for three, four weeks.”

By Mike MacAdam, The Daily Gazette

It started out as a milestone to pursue; it became a millstone around his neck.

The mystique grabbed hold of Lou Serafini when he was...

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Emmanuel Bor #500 American to Go Sub-4!

January 27, 2018

Bor also earned $500 bonus as the 500th American under 4:00 thanks to a promotion from Bring Back the Mile, Saucony & Running Warehouse: “It’s really awesome to break that barrier. It’s amazing… Today I am so happy. 3:58 is awesome.”

By Jonathan Gault, LetsRun.com

BOSTON — On June 1, 1957, ...

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$500 for 500th U.S. Sub-4 Mile

January 26, 2018

Presented by Running Warehouse & Saucony; also fan shoe giveaway predict the time contest

The United States, to-date, has recorded 494 American Sub-4 Milers and we're giving away $500 for the 500th American* to reach this milestone. For Mile fans, predict the winning time** in the form below...

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