Mile News Tagged Ray Flynn

Still unbroken after 40 years, what’s holding back an Irish Mile record?

September 24, 2022

Ray Flynn has a few different theories as to why his records have lasted so long, still there’s no denying the event has moved on.

By Ian O'Riordan, The Irish Times

In the old school playground where Ireland’s Mile record holder first learned to run, a class of pupils come racing by oblivious...

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Remembering a special world record night at Belfield, 35 years on

August 17, 2020

Four of Ireland’s greats joined forces to shatter 4 x 1 Mile relay record and raise money for Ethiopia that magic August evening

By Ian O’Riordan, The Irish Times

The idea was to stage some sort of world record attempt on the grass track and raise a few quid towards the famine in Ethiopia....

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Andrew Coscoran confident time is on his side to chase down Irish Mile record

July 09, 2020

"I am thinking, can I break that record? Can I make that jump up in performance? There’s no reason that I can’t."

By Ian O'Riordan, The Irish Times

It’s Dream Mile night, Oslo, Norway, and at the bell Ray Flynn is right on the heels of John Walker and Steve Scott, all three running somewhere...

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Murphy, Willis, Cheserek headline men’s NYRR Wanamaker Mile field

January 09, 2019

Signature Millrose Games event from The Armory’s New Balance Track & Field Center to be broadcast live on NBC, Saturday, February 9


NEW YORK — Olympic medalists Clayton Murphy and Nick Willis, along with the world’s fastest Miler indoors or outdoors last year, Edward Cheserek, will...

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When we were Kings: Ireland’s magic Milers

January 02, 2018

Island nation's athletes are notable part of the iconic distance's rich history

By Tom Hunt, Irish Examiner

Paul Robinson’s recent world best time of 4:17.9 for a Mile run in sub-zero Antarctica recalled memories of a previous era when Ireland’s leading Milers competed at elite level and...

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Ray Flynn: Born to run and still in love with the sport

October 09, 2017

"When it's all said and done, it's a personal endeavor. It's an opportunity to do something that makes you feel better about yourself; it's an identity."

By John Greene, Independent

Another time. Another place. A stellar field of international superstar athletes gathered in the Mardyke in...

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Ray Flynn to star in Longford Mile event

September 22, 2017

The running legend & two-time Olympian, who still holds the Irish record for the Mile, is very much revered locally.

By Liam Cosgrove, Longford Leader

Longford athlete and two-time Olympian Ray Flynn will be the center of attention in the county town in a little over a week's time when he...

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Irish Mile legend and Olympian Ray Flynn looks back on his storied career

July 05, 2017

"I wasn’t afraid I would die; I knew I was dying."

By Cathal Dennehy,

For those who suffer through the sadistic challenge of a sub-4 minute Mile, there is a sound that offers hope, which arrives as both a sweet reprieve and a call to arms in their time of despair. It's the...

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Mile Moment of the Month: Steve Scott’s Dream Mile 1982

July 07, 2014

In thrilling race against top field, the legend again breaks his U.S. record in Oslo, Norway

By Bring Back the Mile

A Mile is four laps on the track that some have called the perfect distance and a four-act play. Oslo's Bislett Games Dream Mile in the 1980s was the pinnacle of this classic...

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Making the Most of Your Mile: Ray Flynn Mile at the Tri-Cities Track Classic

April 18, 2013

Tri-Cities Track Classic in Johnson City, TN to honor Ray Flynn with HS Boys' Mile

By Bring Back the Mile

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - The Tri-Cities Track Classic, organized by Knoxville Youth Athletics, is hosting its annual Track & Field festival for the first time at Kermit Tipton Stadium at...

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