Mile News Tagged Tom O'hara


Tom, Jack & The St. Ignatius 4 minute Mile legacy

March 26, 2017

The O’Hara-Keelan sub-4 breakthroughs came 54 years apart.

By Paul O’Shea, Once Upon a Time in the Vest

"It’s a brick wall. I shall not attempt it again."
--John Landy, after running between 4:02 and 4:03 six times in 1953. 

Fortunately for the track & field world, the determined...

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The Jim Ryun, Mile Legend, Interview

October 28, 2016

We need to be far more fan-friendly and that’s why I’m so pleased with ‘Bring Back the Mile’ and what they have been able to do. It’s one of those efforts where we realize they are investing in the future and the public and it helps people to identify with it all.

By Gary Cohen,...

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Chicago’s Greatest Miler Tom O’Hara:  A Forgotten Hero, Still Running at 74

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...

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Running Is Such Sweet Torture

June 22, 1964

Loyola's Tom O'Hara can clock a Mile in less than 4 minutes, and for hours without a halt. Hardly anybody is able to catch up with him—until he stops. Then his rampaging doubts do.

By John Underwood, Sports Illustrated

A Mile runner does not run a Mile, he bombards it with logic. He plots it,...

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Now, if Tom O’Hara really tries…

March 16, 1964

In Chicago last week Tom O'Hara bettered his own indoor Mile world record with a stirring run

By Tom C. Brody, Sports Illustrated

Tom O'Hara is a shy, unassuming fellow whose most outrageous boast is a claim that he weighs 131 pounds. He has broken the world record for the indoor Mile twice...

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From humdrum to well-done in one easy Mile

February 24, 1964

An ordinary winter on the boards changed to one of excitement and anticipation when Tom O'Hara shattered the world record in New York City

By Robert Creamer, Sports Illustrated

Tom O'Hara took five seconds less than a minute last week to turn what had been a rather humdrum indoor track &...

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