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World’s First Sub Four Minute 1500 Metres

August 29, 2016 Leave a comment

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1908 Olympics in London / 1500m

1908 Olympics in London / 1500m Sport / Olympic Games. – Opening of the the 4th Olympic Games in London, 13 July 1908: Melvin Winfield Sheppard (USA) beats Harold Alexander Wilson (GBR) to win the 1500 metres final.

  1. Melvin Sheppard (USA) 4:03.4 (olympic record)
  2. Harold Wilson (GBR) 4:03.6
  3. Norman Hallows (GBR) 4:04.0

 

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Paris Diamond League/Muir Beats Olympic Champion In A British Record

August 27, 2016 Leave a comment

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Harrison Runs Time That Would Have Won Gold In Rio

August 26, 2016 Leave a comment

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Lausanne Diamond League

August 25, 2016 Leave a comment

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The Greatest Show On Earth

August 23, 2016 Leave a comment

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Britain becomes the first host nation to increase their medal total at the next Olympics and the first country to increase their medal total at five consecutive Olympics.

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Farah Matches Viren With Double Double/Centrowitz Becomes America’s First 1500 Champion Since London 1908/Team GB Sporting Superpower!

August 22, 2016 Leave a comment
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Britain’s Mo Farah runs in the men’s 5000- meter final during athletics competitions at the Summer Olympics inside Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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Only Mo Farah and Lasse Viren (1972/1976) have done the 5000/10000 metres double twice.

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The first American 1500 metres champion was Melvin Sheppard at the 1908 London Olympics, in an Olympic record 4:03.4, beating Britain’s Harold Wilson. Wilson had broken the World record at the British Olympic Trials in 3:59.8, doing the world’s first sub four-minute metric mile.

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Medals Keep Rolling In For Team GB As Britain Heads For Its Best Ever Olympics/Bolt Equals Lewis Nine Gold

August 20, 2016 Leave a comment

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Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis & Usain Bolt.

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