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
New Zealand has produced some of the most prolific middle-distance runners in history and Cameron Tucker spoke with possibly the greatest of them all
By Cameron Tucker, Athletics Weekly
Last year was a record-breaking one in sport for New Zealand. The island nation, renowned for its...
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...
November 19, 2015
New Zealander, who passed away in 2004, forever changed the sport of distance running via his training methods and coached athletes such as Mile legend Peter Snell to the Olympic podium and running glory.
By Duncan Larkin, Competitor
It’s not hard to start a conversation about famed running...
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...
June 27, 2015
In an age when track & field was more popular in the U.S. than the NBA, NHL and what is now NASCAR, no one was a bigger star than high schooler Ryun
By Scott M. Reid, The Orange County Register
In early June 1965, Jim Ryun, an 18-year-old senior at Wichita’s East High School, and his coach...
November 03, 2014
“The first half Mile was, I felt, too fast, but I was carried along by the whole atmosphere and excitement... I struggled along to the three-quarter mark, and from then on I was hanging on desperately.”
By Bring Back the Mile
Like October, which also has few top racing opportunities, the...
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