January 12, 2020
“I just ran out of time this year. I still do it because it’s fun. I enjoyed being out there with the people who helped me get out there, even if I was hurting a bit. The camaraderie is why I still do it."
By Andrew Dawson, Runner's World
After 43 consecutive years of running a sub-5-minute...
June 28, 2017
"I'd be curious to know how many of those men who lined up in the Barcelona Olympics 25 years ago can still run under 5 minutes for the Mile."
By Andy Mason, Herald-Mail Sports
Distance-running legend Steve Spence impressively added another notch on his belt Tuesday evening at North...
January 23, 2017
“Running wasn’t very important anymore, but at the same time, I needed it to keep me sane.”
By Madeline Bost, Daily Record
Oh sure, Steve Spence made it into the news for breaking five minutes for the Mile for 41 years straight. Spence, after all is a former Olympian. But he had just turned...
May 18, 2016
“As an elite athlete, you push the limits of what the human body is capable of doing and hopefully inspire people along the way. I am still doing that to some extent, but in a different way. I am still hoping to inspire others to a healthy lifestyle and to go after their goals.”
December 16, 2015
World marathon bronze medalist keeps amazing and incredible streak alive with a 4:55.
By Scott Douglas, Runner's World
You might not think that a guy with a 2:12:17 marathon PR running a 4:55 Mile is a big deal. After all, running 2:12:17 means averaging just under 5:03 per Mile for 26.2...
August 21, 2013
The 51-year-old broke the barrier for the 38th straight year.
By Mario Fraioli, Competitor
Barriers are meant to be broken, sometimes over and over (and over) again.
Steve Spence, a 1992 U.S. Olympian best known for winning the bronze medal in the marathon at the 1991 World Championships in...
August 23, 2012
By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World
On Tuesday night as the sky was beginning to darken at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania, head men’s and women’s cross country coach Steve Spence, the 1991 IAAF World Championships marathon bronze medalist, completed a Mile on the track in 4:52.9. It...