Mile News Tagged Phillip Hersh

In sports world, some numbers are just magic

May 05, 2014

Every sport that can be quantified has them — sub-4-minute Mile, 50 goals, 50 points, 59 strokes, 20 wins, .400 batting average, 2,000 yards rushing …

By Philip Hersh, Chicago Tribune

Sam Penzenstadler was shocked.

The Loyola University junior had just lowered his personal best by nine...

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A moment spent on running’s hallowed ground

July 23, 2012

By Philip Hersh, Chicago Tribune

OXFORD, England – At the London Diamond League track meet July 13, ten of the 11 finishers in the men’s Mile run broke four minutes.

The only rare thing now about that time is how few chances elite international athletes get to run the Mile these days, as the...

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Long journey to Olympics for one-time high school phenom Vazquez

July 15, 2012

28-year-old volunteer coach at the Illinois Institute of Technology to represent Puerto Rico in 1,500 meters

By Philip Hersh, Chicago Tribune

On June 14, 2003, Sam Vazquez ran the Adidas National Scholastic High School Meet in Raleigh, N.C., against one of the fastest prep mile fields ever...

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