February 14, 2012
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...
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...
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...
May 01, 2011
There were other very nice moments such as when I was trying to run a sub-4 minute Mile and ended up breaking the World Record!
By Gary Cohen
Peter Snell of New Zealand won the gold medal in the 1960 Olympic 800 meter run in Rome, Italy by 0.07 seconds, clockng 1:46.48. Four years later in...
June 27, 1994
Forty years after Roger Bannister broke four minutes, the brotherhood of Mile record holders gathered to honor their grand obsession
By Gary Smith, Sports Illustrated
Never join someone who eclipses you. Align yourself with one who increases your luster. The man who puts you in the shade...
September 22, 1986
To early burnout as a result of the U.S. system, says the author, and ''the lack of long-term coaching relationships is really hurtful." - Peter Snell
By Kenny Moore, Sports Illustrated
Here's a mystifying bit of track lore you could probably massage into a killer bet in one of those...
December 19, 1966
Youngest person ever selected as SI's Sportsman
By Sports Illustrated
In its first issue, in August 1954, Sports Illustrated reported the duel of the original 4-minute Milers, Roger Bannister and John Landy, at the British Empire Games in Vancouver. Bannister won and, at the end of 1954, was...
July 05, 1965
With tactical cunning and a brilliant burst of speed, 18-year-old Jim Ryun beat the great Peter Snell in a U.S. record 3:55.3 Mile
By Gwilym S. Brown, Sports Illustrated
In San Diego one day last week an 18-year-old boy and a former football linebacker sat down to map out the strategy the boy...
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...
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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