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Archive for April, 2014

Bannister’s Miracle Mile

Roger Bannister

Iffley Road Track
Oxford University
England
6 May 1954
Mile World Record
3:59.4

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Rutherford Smashes British Record

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After sharing the British long jump record of 8.35m with Chris Tomlinson, Greg Rutherford moved into the top 20 all-time, with a massive 8.51m in San Diego. He became Olympic champion in London with 8.31m, but has struggled ever since. This was a stunning return to form.

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40th Pre Classic

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Bannister Documentary

Bannister Documentary

Tom Ratcliffe and Jeremy Mosher’s documentary celebrating the 6oth anniversary of Roger Bannister’s quest to break the four-minute mile barrier.

http://www.bannisterdocumentary.com

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Kipsang Wins London In Course Record

Kipsang Wins London In Course Record

By his own high standards it was no surprise to hear Mo say he was disappointed with his race, even though Steve Jones is the only British athlete to run faster and Charlie Spedding, the 1984 Los Angeles bronze-medalist, lost his English record. Haile Gebrselassie has said that Mo is running too well on the track to switch to the marathon yet. We all know that Mo can be a good marathon runner , but can he be the best in the world? Tirunesh Dibaba had a great debut in third, as did Chris Thompson in 11th. The Kenyans dominated both races. One final thought. How good was Steve Jones!

1. Wilson Kipsang (KEN) 2:04:20 (Course Record)
2. Stanley Biwott (KEN) 2:04:55 (PB)
3. Tsegaye (ETH) 2:06:30

8. Mo Farah (GBR) 2:08:21 (English Record)
11. Chris Thompson (GBR) 2:11:19 (PB)

1. Edna Kiplagat (KEN) 2:20:21 (PB)
2. Florence Kiplagat (KEN) 2:20:24
3. Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH) 2:20:25 (PB)

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Farah’s Phenomenal Range

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Mo Farah holds the British records for 1500 metres, 5000 metres, 10000 metres and half-marathon!

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Mo Faces His Toughest Test

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Mo Farah has said that if he wins the London marathon it would be bigger than winning Olympic gold. He has also said he will be disappointed if he does not break the 29 year-old British record held by Steve Jones. After finishing one second behind Kenenisa Bekele in the Great North Run half-marathon, it must give him confidence to see Bekele win the Paris marathon in a course record 2:05:03. Of course it was not an Ethiopian record, which is the former World record 2:03:59 held by the great Haile Gerselassie, the pacemaker for Sunday’s race.

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