Mile News Tagged Peter Snell


Mile Moment of the Month: Epic Prep Sub-4 Races

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...

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Campaign to “Bring Back the Mile” Hits Its Second Lap

May 21, 2013

A grassroots movement is hoping to rekindle excitement for America’s favorite distance.

By Duncan Larkin, Competitor Magazine

Ryan Lamppa lives and breathes the Mile. It’s a classic American distance — just over four laps on a 400 meter track — that evokes grainy, black-and-white images of...

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Jim Ryun Returns to Site of Record Run

February 13, 2013

By Toni Reavis

San Diego’s Balboa Stadium looked much different in 1965 when it was home to the AFL San Diego Chargers than it does today as home to San Diego High School Cavers.  Before Qualcomm Stadium was built in Mission Valley in 1967, or Petco Park was erected downtown in 2004, Balboa...

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The Super Milers Documentary: Thumbs Up, Way Up!

December 03, 2012

Outstanding, compelling hour-plus video covers the eleven world record holders of the Mile from Bannister to Coe

By Bring Back the Mile

The Super Milers documentary from Great Britain’s Channel 4 is entertaining and simply riveting. The hour-plus video covers the eleven world record holders...

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Barcelona Press Points: Mile and Olympic Legends Kip Keino and Peter Snell

November 24, 2012

BARCELONA, Spain – New Zealand’s three-time Olympic middle-distance champion Peter Snell and Kip Keino, Kenya’s 1968 and 1972 Olympic 1500m and 3000m Steeplechase champion, respectively, appeared at the press point at the IAAF Centenary Gala in Barcelona. These were some of the highlights.

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Breaking Four: A Family Affair - Lap 1

October 03, 2012

By Liam Boylan-Pett, Bring Back the Mile

Editor's Note: This is part one in a four part series written by Liam Boylan-Pett, #315 on the United States sub-4 minute Mile list, boasting a personal best of 3:58.19 (2011 Falmouth Mile). He obtained Bachelor's Degrees in Sociology and Creative...

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Peter Snell to be inducted into the IAAF Hall of Fame

August 04, 2012

By IAAF

MONTE-CARLO - New Zealand’s three-time Olympic champion and multiple World record breaker Peter Snell is the latest athletics legend to be named as one of the 24 inaugural Members of the IAAF Hall of Fame which has been created to mark the year of the IAAF Centenary.

The announcement...

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An Open Love Letter to the Mile

February 14, 2012

Dear Mile:

You were our First Love from the first time that we set eyes on your classic beauty & rich history; it's been a wonderful 140-plus years together. From the time Edward Merritt (USA) ran 4:43.8 in 1877 to Great Britian's Sir Roger Bannister's ground breaking, and now iconic, first...

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Peter Snell: Gentleman, Athlete, Scholar

January 24, 2012

Renowned coach Arthur Lydiard's formula for distance running success: preparation, patience and performance

By Jim Ferstle for Running Times

To track fans, Peter Snell is a legendary triple Olympic gold medalist, who set the Mile world record twice. To his native New Zealanders, he's Sir...

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Peter Snell: Run of a lifetime 50 years on

January 22, 2012

"The crowd started singing 'For he's a jolly good fellow' and the place was in chaos, with people running all over the show."

By Grant Chapman, New Zealand Herald

For Sir Murray Halberg, it was a night tinged with death and sadness. For Peter Snell, it was the moment he realized he wasn't...

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