Mile News Tagged Sub-4


Sub-4: The Quest for Greatness

May 22, 2013

By Darrin DeTorres, DistancePreps.com

On a wet and windy day nearly 59 years ago, a young man with a dream of the seemingly impossible became the first runner to break the 4 minute barrier in the Mile. In the 59 years following Roger Bannister’s magical performance, runners all over the world...

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Sub-4 at 40?

December 23, 1991

Legend and Olympic champion John Walker to become the first 40-year-old to break the 4 minute Mile? "I'm not as good as I used to be... I probably haven't got the same desire, but I'm still pretty bloody competitive on the track."

By Merrell Noden, Sports Illustrated

JOHN WALKER KNOWS WHY NO...

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Return the Mile to prominence on the American & worldwide sports and cultural landscape by elevating and celebrating the Mile to create a movement.

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Bring Back the Mile as the premier event in the sport, and increase interest in and media coverage of the Mile for both those who love the distance as well as the general public.

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Bring Back the Mile to celebrate the storied distance and to recognize the people who made and make the Mile great and to promote Mile events and the next generation of U.S. Milers.

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