Mile News Tagged World Record


Snell’s Tortured Race to a Record Mile

November 30, 1964

Although he was, in his own words, 'desperate and struggling,' New Zealand's three-gold-medal Olympian beat his own mark and completely routed the world's second and third best Milers

By Sports Illustrated

"The first half Mile was, I felt, too fast," said Peter Snell, "but I was carried along...

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Meet The World’s Best Runner

February 12, 1962

In the southern reaches of faraway New Zealand young Peter Snell broke the world half-mile and 800 meter records last Saturday just a week after he had run history's fastest Mile

By Leslie Hobbs, Sports Illustrated

In the stretch of the Olympic 800 meter finals in Rome last year the highly...

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A ‘Novice Miler’ Runs the Fastest Mile Ever

February 05, 1962

New Zealand's burly Peter Snell, starting in one of the few Mile races of his young career, took the lead with 340 yards to go, sprinted away from the field to better Herb Elliott's classic mark by a tenth of a second: "I think I can improve on the Mile time a little."

By Leslie Hobbs, Sports...

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The Amazing Herb Elliott

November 10, 1958

Led by a fanatic and driven by private furies, Australia's fantastic Miler finds solace and satisfaction in pushing himself beyond endurance: "All I want to do is win."

By Don Connery, Sports Illustrated

On a primeval, wind-swept beach at Portsea, a curling tongue of scruffy Cape Cod land 60...

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Four of Them Made History

July 29, 1957

"It was a fabulous race, a pleasure to run in. I shall dream about it for years."

By John Lovesey, Sports Illustrated

The six straining runners at the top of this page (there are really seven) are Mike Blagrove, an Englishman; Stanislav Jungwirth, a Czech; Derek Ibbotson, English; Ron Delany,...

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Lovelock smashes Mile world record

July 15, 1933

Kiwi legend beats American Bill Bonthron who also sets U.S. record

From NZ History

Jack Lovelock’s run at Princeton University shattered the world record for the Mile, held by Frenchman Jules Ladoumègue, by 1.6 seconds. The race was dubbed the ‘greatest Mile of all-time’ by Time magazine.

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John Paul Jones: All-Round College Man

September 01, 1913

The Cornell idol and Mile star was trained under a man who believes in the fighting spirit which wins races, but who teaches his pupils to win modestly, and to lose, if lose they must, like gentlemen.

By Samuel A. Munford, Medical Examiner, Cornell University for Outing

The proper place of...

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Andrew J. Walsh has won 181 prizes in 10 years

January 26, 1902

Veteran athlete of Xavier AA holds indoor Mile world record amongst high honors

From The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The record attained by Andrew J. Walsh, the veteran athlete of the Xavier AA, since his debut on the cinder path, nearly ten years ago, is remarkable. This sterling athlete, in his...

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