Mile News Tagged World Record


The 40th anniversary of Seb Coe’s Mile world record

September 01, 2019

As amazing as Coe's 800 world record was, the avalanche of attention was tenfold when he broke the Mile record, attention which would change his life forever.

By Jeff Benjamin, RunBlogRun.com

Just 12 days after his 800 meter world record, Sebastian Coe would once again be toeing the line in...

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Hassan breaks women’s Mile world record

July 12, 2019

Three other national records and numerous personal records set at inaugural Brave Like Gabe Mile

Mike Rowbottom for the IAAF

MONACO - Sifan Hassan, who arrived on the Stade Louis II track tonight as the third fastest female Miler of all-time, departed the Herculis EBS Diamond League meet as...

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Diane Leather, first woman sub-5 minutes for the Mile, passes away

September 08, 2018

Legend, 1960 Olympian & record setter a pioneer of women’s running

By Peter Thompson

The world of Athletics is deeply saddened by the news that Diane Leather Charles, the first woman to run a Mile in under 5 minutes and a true running pioneer, passed peacefully on Wednesday, September 5. As...

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Sixty years on from the night five men made Mile history in Santry

July 31, 2018

It was simply the most significant race ever run in Ireland, despite the intrusion of a black and white mongrel dog midway through the race, and it lived up to its billing to the letter.

By Peter Byrne for The Irish Times

In an extract from his forthcoming book Winning for Ireland, Peter...

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Olympian, Mile legend and coach Laszlo Tabori dies at 86

May 24, 2018

In 2002, Tabori received the Fair Play Award from the International Olympic Committee for lifetime achievement and outstanding contribution to the sport.

By Beth Harris, AP Sports Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Laszlo Tabori, who in 1955 became the third man to break the 4 minute barrier in the...

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Bannister’s epochal sub-4 minute Mile record-smashing run

October 21, 2017

Bannister raced for one more event then retired to concentrate on his medical career. His niche in sport history forever assured.

By Eddie G. Alinea, The Manila Times

Many had come close to it, but were eventually thwarted as if held back by powers unseen and demonic.

They all were, until...

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Jim Ryun’s run for the ages

June 17, 2017

Legend and three-time Olympian marks 50th anniversary of Mile world record: "One of the easiest races of my life."

Bob Burns for USATF

Jim Ryun was used to setting world records, so his 3:51.1 Mile at the 1967 AAU Championships hardly came as a surprise. What surprised him was how effortless...

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Jim Ryun reflects upon breaking his Mile world record 50 years ago

April 29, 2017

“Coach Timmons would reach way down in our souls, find these amazing talents and pull them out."

By Tom Keegan, Lawrence Journal-World

Somewhere, sitting on a basketball team’s bench or listed way down on a football squad’s depth chart, or standing in front of a gymnasium door searching in...

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Bloomsday to feature Mile legend Jim Ryun

April 27, 2017

Three-time Olympian to speak on Friday, May 5 at Lewis & Clark High School; also official event starter on Sunday, May 7 for the 41st edition

SPOKANE, Wash.—The man who many consider the greatest Miler of all-time will be in Spokane on Bloomsday weekend to share the story of his world record...

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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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