Mile News Tagged Steve Cram

What makes the Mile so special?

May 07, 2024

"I wanted to be part of its history, to break the world record. If you want to be one of the great runners, you must be part of this Mile history."

By Chris Turner for World Athletics Heritage

The Mile distance has captured the sporting imagination. Miracle Mile, Mile of the Century, Dream...

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UK’s greatest all-round men’s middle distance runner

March 28, 2023

Which Briton had the greatest middle distance range? Steve Ovett tops Athletics Weekly men’s list

By Steve Smythe, Athletics Weekly

In our November 2022 monthly issue, we pondered who is the best British all-round middle distance runner in history based purely on 800m, 1500m and 3000m PRs?

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Steve Cram at 60

October 16, 2020

The Jarrow Arrow's landmark birthday highlights his brilliant career including his historic 1985 year when he set three world records in 19 days

By Steve Smythe, Athletics Weekly

For those who remember Steve Cram as the world’s greatest teenage 1500 meter and Mile runner, it’s hard getting...

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Success runs in the family as another Cram goes for gold

December 05, 2017

I started as an 800 meter runner. I was really nervous about standing at the start with the name Cram on my vest and then my name read out.

By Catherine Scott, Yorkshire Post

It seems that Josie Cram is following in her famous dad’s footsteps as she represents Team GB on the sporting stage.

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Weightman aims for London 2017 delight to repay coach and Mile legend Steve Cram

March 28, 2017

“A lot of the anger and frustration that I had when I was removed from funding only fueled my winter training to get out there and prove what I can do."

By The Yorkshire Post

The 26-year-old athlete has the know-how of former world record holder Steve Cram to fall back on in her quest to lead...

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Saïd Aouita: The Greatest of All-Time?

February 17, 2017

Aouita was not simply a consummate competitor, who won a hard-to-believe 115 out of 119 races in close to a decade... but he was a peerless entertainer. The Olympic champion could talk a race as well as he could run one.

By Pat Butcher, Globerunner

When the Ancient Greeks, who invented the...

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“The Jarrow Arrow” – Cram’s Top 5

January 26, 2017

“It was a cat-and-mouse affair – we both started off running at the back of the field. I beat him by little more than the thickness of a vest.”

By Sam Burke, Runner's Tribe

The 1980s were an era in which male middle distance running was dominated by Britain. The British dominance was total...

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A look back at Seb Coe’s golden years

October 05, 2016

Politics and IAAF presidency aside, let’s not forget what a fantastic athlete Coe was: Olympic champion, Mile world record holder and more!

By Jason Henderson, Athletics Weekly

Every athlete usually remembers a moment where they were drawn into the sport. For me, I was hooked after watching...

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Endurance: Cramming it in

August 10, 2015

With his British and European Mile record having lasted 30 years, Matt Long and David Lowes look at the training philosophy of legend Steve Cram

By David Lowes, Athletics Weekly

On a late summer evening on July 27, 1985, in the Norwegian capital city of Oslo, a 24-year-old in the club vest of...

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Steve Cram on Bislett and the Dream Mile

June 14, 2015

“Our sport is about winning medals and winning championships, and measuring yourself [...] against the past and the history” said the 54-year-old 1984 Olympic 1500m silver medalist.

From BBC

30 years ago retired British track & field athlete Steve Cram broke the world Mile record in Oslo....

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