Mile News Tagged World Record


Steve Cram at 60

October 16, 2020

The Jarrow Arrow's landmark birthday highlights his brilliant career including his historic 1985 year when he set three world records in 19 days

By Steve Smythe, Athletics Weekly

For those who remember Steve Cram as the world’s greatest teenage 1500 meter and Mile runner, it’s hard getting...

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Remembering a special world record night at Belfield, 35 years on

August 17, 2020

Four of Ireland’s greats joined forces to shatter 4 x 1 Mile relay record and raise money for Ethiopia that magic August evening

By Ian O’Riordan, The Irish Times

The idea was to stage some sort of world record attempt on the grass track and raise a few quid towards the famine in Ethiopia....

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The 45th Anniversary of John Walker’s Mile World Record

August 12, 2020

The Mile "is a cherished distance. When I lined up for a Mile race, I knew I was in for a hell of a race. It is a shame it is not run often more."

By Jeff Benjamin, RunBlogRun.com

On Tuesday evening, August 12, 1975, John Walker of New Zealand broke the 3:50 Mile barrier, clocking a world...

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Recalling Hägg’s 4:01.4 world record Mile, on its 75th anniversary

July 17, 2020

Sell-out crowd of more than 14,000 witnessed Gunder the Wonder's historic Mile race on Malmö's 393m Idrottsplats track

By Mel Watman for World Athletics

It was 75 years ago today, on July 17, 1945, in the Swedish city of Malmö that the first sub-4 minute Mile was so nearly achieved. Almost...

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Bayi recounts legendary 1974 1500m world record

December 29, 2019

"They didn’t expect I would win that race. John [Walker] knew that maybe I would die – but I was prepared for that one!”

By Mike Rowbottom for World Athletics

Among the past contests highlighted during last month’s World Athletics' inaugural Heritage Mile Night in Monaco was the epic 1500m...

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Heritage Mile Night to reunite famous world record breakers

October 31, 2019

Along with the celebration of living legends, the event will feature a treasure trove of archive film footage and a display of Mile running memorabilia.

By Chris Turner for the IAAF

More than a dozen of history’s greatest Milers will congregate in Monaco for the World Athletics Heritage Mile...

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Seb Coe on the training that led to his 1979 world record spree

October 30, 2019

"Make every session that you do count – even your recovery runs. Never do sessions just as ‘fillers’.”

By Matt Long for Athletics Weekly

By August 15 in 1979 the most remarkable 41 days in the history of middle-distance running were complete. In breaking Filbert Bayi’s 5-year-old world 1500m...

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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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