Mile News Tagged Reggie Mcafee

Great Matchups: Liquori Beats Ryun in The Dream Mile

September 16, 2020

“I wanted us both sagging in the stretch, looking more like boxers, both dead, like we were running on sand.”

From Track & Field News

Track's rich history is full of great head-to-head clashes. To kick off our new series of trips to the TFN vaults to find coverage of some of the most...

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Mile Moment of the Month: McAfee’s Sub-4 Minute Milestone

April 21, 2014

HOKA ONE ONE presents the Mile Moment of the Month: University of North Carolina alum first African-American sub-4

“Most everybody thought African-Americans were sprinters... I just never bought into that" - Reggie McAfee in a 2001 interview with the Cincinnati Enquirer.

McAfee, a Cincinnati,...

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Once changing history, Reggie McAfee now changing lives

June 29, 2013

By Scott Fowler, Charlotte Observer

Forty years ago, Reggie McAfee ran the first Mile in less than 4 minutes ever run by an African-American.

Now McAfee runs a far different race. He tries to positively affect the lives of as many young people in the Charlotte area as he can through a...

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Asheville’s Presson Runs a Magical Mile

June 04, 2013

North Carolina junior only third Tar Heel to run sub-4 minute Mile joining legends Tony Waldrop and Reggie McAfee

By Andrew Pearson, Citizen-Times

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Asheville High alum Isaac Presson has an honest assessment of last Saturday night.

It never should have happened.


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McAfee Mile to Honor UNC Great

April 08, 2013

By North Carolina Track & Field

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Carolina track and field alum Reggie McAfee will be honored at the Joe Hilton Invitational at Irwin Belk Track on the campus of the University of North Carolina on Saturday, April 13th with the McAfee Mile in recognition of the 40th...

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Catching up with Reggie McAfee

February 25, 2001

Cincinnati Miler's record lasted 32 years

By John Fay, The Cincinnati Enquirer

Reggie McAfee is not surprised his city Mile record lasted for 32 years.

“I'm not,” he said. “4:08 is pretty fast.”

It's pretty fast now, but it was blazing in 1968 when McAfee, a Courter Tech senior, ran it to...

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Some Hot Times in a Hothouse

June 18, 1973

Dave Wottle defends Mile title, sets NCAA Meet record of 3:57.1 and leads 7 others under 4 minutes in Baton Rouge

By Ron Reid, Sports Illustrated

As track meets go the 52nd NCAA Championships at Baton Rouge last week was certain to generate a bunch of new records. Not so much for athletic...

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