Category Archives: 02 Mile Matters

4 minute mile’s 60th anniversary

Sixty years ago, May 6, 1954 to be exact, what was considered to be the holy grail of middle distance running, was finally broken by Roger Bannister – the first sub 4 minute mile. As of this writing, the world … Continue reading

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THE GUIDON: It’s a runner’s world by Alisa Lim (aka. Chickzilla) revision 1

We (Manica and Gianna) wrote a feature article on the current (and going strong, I must say!) sports trend….RUNNING! We interviewed a bunch of students, student-athletes, and elite atletes. We’ve also included a brief history of the running scene in … Continue reading

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Top 10 Men’s 800m

The year 2010 has been great for the half milers around the world.  Young guns took over the men’s 800m and has provided exciting times the whole  year round. 2010 saw the downfall of the men’s world 800m record held … Continue reading

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Casado wins Euro metric mile

Arturo Casado became the third Spaniard in the history of European Athletics Championships to win the 1,500m title with a 3:42.74 timing.  The race so tactical that the 12 finalists finished within 3.03 seconds of each other.  2 other Spaniards … Continue reading

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First sub 3:30 of 2010!

The Monaco leg of the Diamond league produced sparkling performances from the 1,500m race competitors namely: * First sub 3:30 minutes of the year courtesy of 20 year old Kenyan, Silas Kiplagat with a time of 3:29.27; * New Australian … Continue reading

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1:41.51!

That’s the time of Kenyan David Rudisha when he ran 800m at the KBC Night of Athletics in Heusden-Zolder,  Belgium last July 10, 2010. The 22 y.o. Rudisha became the second fastest  man over the classic distance, and the fastest … Continue reading

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It’s final! Semenya a woman!

After close to a year of  “forced” exile, Caster Semenya of South Africa can now compete again in  International Meets, as a woman. Semenya was cleared by the world track and field authority, The International  Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) … Continue reading

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Revival of the Middle Distance Events

Ever since the retirement in 2004, of the two legends and world record holders: Wilson Kipketer (800m), and Hicham El Guerrouj (1,500m and 1 Mile), the men’s middle distance was never the same again.  Fast times are now hard to … Continue reading

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Diamond League: New US 5k record

During the Oslo stop of the Diamond League last June 4, the men’s 5,000m race produced the first ever 10 man sub 13 finish.  This includes 2 National records: Spain’s Alemayehu Bezabeh’s 12:57.25 and Bernard Lagat’s 12:54.12 for the USA. … Continue reading

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2009 Asia’s Top Eight 800m – Men & Women

Here are the top eight  800m Asian runners ranked according to their best time in 2009, for both men &  women: MEN’S RANKINGS Rank  Mark               Athlete (Country)             … Continue reading

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