October 21, 2020
“We were helpless. My chief memory down the final straight is of Peter’s huge legs ripping great chunks of cinders out of the track with his powerful stride.”
By Len Johnson for World Athletics
On October 21, 1964, nine men lined up for the Tokyo Olympic 1500m final. Three minutes and 38.1...
December 20, 2019
Longstanding indoor and outdoor Mile world records broken; Herrera & Kampf BBTM Grand Prix Tour champions and more BBTM Effect!
By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile
The Bring Back the Mile campaign was launched in January 2012 to elevate & celebrate the storied distance, and over the past 8...
December 13, 2019
"He won three Olympic gold medals, two Commonwealth Games gold medals and broke seven world records. He was the best conditioned athlete of his time."
By NZ Herald
Famed New Zealand Olympic distance runner Sir Peter Snell has died, age 80.
Sports historian and friend Ron Palenski confirmed...
February 05, 2019
"We want to reinstate the One Mile Championship name and make this event an annual sanctioned fixture at Cooks Gardens."
By Iain Hyndman, Whanganui Chronicle
The athletics fraternity will finally get to celebrate Whanganui, Sir Peter Snell, Cooks Gardens and what all three bring to the global...
March 23, 2018
"If you are going to celebrate the Mile, there are only a few places in the world you would do it and Cooks Gardens is certainly one: it's the home of the Mile."
By Iain Hyndman, Wanganui Chronicle
Former top British runner David Moorcroft OBE would happily swap some of his world records for...
January 31, 2017
“My mental approach was not focusing on the individuals I couldn’t control, but focus on myself. It normally worked out all right.”
By Cameron Tucker, Athletics Weekly
Last year was a record-breaking one in sport for New Zealand. The island nation, renowned for its haka-dancing rugby team,...
January 13, 2017
63 men, from 41 different athletes from 9 different countries, have recorded sub-4 minute Mile times here including legend Peter Snell's 1962 world record and Jürgen May's fastest Mile on a grass track in 1965
From Wanganui Chronicle
Few provincial towns in the world of Wanganui's size can...
August 24, 2016
"It's a fantastic achievement, but just what he deserves because he's stuck at it for a long time. He's had his ups and downs but I believe he was in very good shape going into this competition... it became a tactician's race and Nick put himself in a position to win."
By Marc Hinton, Stuff
December 11, 2015
Former Mile world record holder and 3-time Olympic champion recognized for outstanding contributions to national or international sport through education, research or service.
Sir Peter Snell has been honoured by the United States Sports Academy with a Distinguished Service Award...
August 19, 2015
Jack Lovelock, Peter Snell, and John Walker paved the way for future Kiwi stars like Nick Willis.
By Roger Robinson, Running Times
When Nick Willis was a boy in Lower Hutt, New Zealand, he used to watch videos of Kiwis Jack Lovelock, Peter Snell, and John Walker winning Olympic 1500m gold...
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