Mile News Tagged New Zealand


Nick Willis Plots to Break Barrier on Grass

February 01, 2013

By Tony Smith, Fairfax New Zealand News

Former Olympic Games silver medallist Nick Willis is going to trial his new front-running tactics today in a bid to break four minutes for the Mile on grass at the International Track Meet in Christchurch.

The 29-year-old has set three major goals for...

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Athletics: Team Willis on track

May 28, 2012

By Andrew Alderson, The New Zealand Herald

The dedication of a selfless brother, the grit of a Vietnam war veteran and the humility generated by being passed by baby strollers on recovery runs are all helping Nick Willis focus on earning a second Olympic medal.

Willis is 68 days from running...

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The 3:49.4 Special

August 25, 1975

He had promised to go for the Mile record, and New Zealand's John Walker delivered, smashing the old mark by 1.6 seconds!

By Kenny Moore, Sports Illustrated

As Roger Bannister had 21 years earlier, John Walker worried about the wind. He had talked the officials at the meet in Goteborg, Sweden...

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Snell’s Tortured Race to a Record Mile

November 30, 1964

Although he was, in his own words, 'desperate and struggling,' New Zealand's three-gold-medal Olympian beat his own mark and completely routed the world's second and third best Milers

By Sports Illustrated

"The first half Mile was, I felt, too fast," said Peter Snell, "but I was carried along...

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Meet The World’s Best Runner

February 12, 1962

In the southern reaches of faraway New Zealand young Peter Snell broke the world half-mile and 800 meter records last Saturday just a week after he had run history's fastest Mile

By Leslie Hobbs, Sports Illustrated

In the stretch of the Olympic 800 meter finals in Rome last year the highly...

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A ‘Novice Miler’ Runs the Fastest Mile Ever

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...

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