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  • Who was third in the Dream Mile?

    Everyone knows that Liquori beat Ryun in the 1971 dream mile. But who was third?

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    Byron Dyce 3:59.6

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    • #3
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      Rich Ferguson of Canada in 4:04.6

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      • #4
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        Biggy daddy weave 4:02.2

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        • #5
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          Mr. tafnut is of course correct.
          It was Mr. D.

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          • #6
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            THE dream mile during my lifetime that caught the world's attention was Landy and Bannister in Vancouver in 1954.

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            • #7
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              That is swell but my question, if you read it, was about 1971.

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              • #8
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                Correct.

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                  I'm reporting in from an internet cafe in Paris. I knew the answer (really!) but lost a day in transit... I chatted at length with Dyce some 30 years ago--a very nice and intelligent man.

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                  • #10
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                    Byron is still a very nice and intelligent man, located in Gainesville, FL. He's still running, competing occasionally, head of the math dept. at Santa Fe CC, and photo-timing many meets around Florida for Half-Mile Timing(with Scott Peters). He's probably lurking on this web site.
                    trivia:Byron coached Jon Gill (prison miler) at SFCC.

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                    • #11
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                      For such a know-it-all kuha1 sure gets around!

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                      • #12
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                        >I'm reporting in from an internet cafe in Paris.>>

                        I know that if I were in Paris, I wouldn't be sitting in front of a danged computer screen!

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                        • #13
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                          I'll have a Kronenbourg!

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                            In response to Over 65, I agree that 1954 race really was a Dream Mile. I only called that 1971 race a 'Dream Mile' because that how it was billed then. While it was an exciting race, when Runner's World named it the mile of the Century, I could only conclude they were as nuts as when they named Johnny Kelley the Runner of the Century, which was the equivalent of naming Brabara Taylor Bradford the Writer of the 20th Century.

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                            • #15
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                              Either T&FN or Runners World published a speculative ALL TIME (dream?) mile ... in the 60s or early 70s (I thinks 60s). I also believe Bert or Cordner Nelson wrote it. It pitted the greats from all/many eras (much like is often talked about on track/running boards, i.e., who's the best of all time etc). It was (again, I think) published about, or shortly after, Ryun's dominant 66-67 yrs.

                              The article was a recount of the race with strategy played out and splits (220 or 440?) It did 'post' individual times. I do not recall all the "invited participants" runners, but I do remember who "won." Pretty interesting read for die hards. and I don't have it.

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