Brannen wins Miracle Mile

Canadian wins 2014 version of Miracle Mile

BY STEVE EWEN, THE PROVINCE JULY 11, 2014
Canadian wins 2014 version of Miracle Mile

Veteran Canadian middle-distance runner Nate Brannen, centre, No. 2, emerged from the pack to win the Harry Jerome Track Classic’s salute to 60th anniversary of the Miracle Mile Thursday at Swangard Stadium.

Photograph by: Mark van Manen , PNG

The Harry Jerome Track Classic’s salute to 60th anniversary of the Miracle Mile Thursday at Swangard Stadium saw three runners break the four-minute barrier, led by veteran Canadian middle-distance runner Nate Brannen.

The 31-year-old from Cambridge, Ont., won in 3:57.48. Quebec City’s Charles Philibert-Thiboutot was second in 3:57.85, while American Chris Derrick took third in 3:59.52.

Going into the night, there had been 98 four-minute miles ever run on Canadian soil, the first two being from the famous duel between Roger Bannister and John Landy at the 1954 British Empire Games at Empire Stadium.

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