October 21, 2020
“We were helpless. My chief memory down the final straight is of Peter’s huge legs ripping great chunks of cinders out of the track with his powerful stride.”
By Len Johnson for World Athletics
On October 21, 1964, nine men lined up for the Tokyo Olympic 1500m final. Three minutes and 38.1...
June 15, 2016
"If someone gives me a challenge, I try to beat them. That's the type I am."
By Justin Breen, DNA info
The greatest Miler in Chicago's history still loves to run.
Even at age 74 — 52 years after setting a world record that stood for 10 years — Tom O'Hara relishes a 30-minute jog around his...
May 01, 2011
There were other very nice moments such as when I was trying to run a sub-4 minute Mile and ended up breaking the World Record!
By Gary Cohen
Peter Snell of New Zealand won the gold medal in the 1960 Olympic 800 meter run in Rome, Italy by 0.07 seconds, clockng 1:46.48. Four years later in...
May 30, 1960
Two-time Olympian featured on two SI covers: "The Mile was really something back then."
By Farrell Evans, Sports Illustrated
As a precocious teenager growing up in Cottage Grove, Ore., in 1954, Dyrol Burleson set three goals: run a sub-4 minute Mile as Roger Bannister had in making history...