Bislett Rising wrote:
What a shame to see the Dream Mile die. It holds a special place in my heart after seeing Coe run 3:47 to break the wr there. I can still see him flying behind Byers with 880 to go. I can also remember distinctly seeing Joe Falcon kick down Peter Elliot to win in 3:49. So many good memories at Bislett.
You are probably the only one who has seen Coe run 3:47 at the Dream Mile in Oslo. And, is flying allowed at all in a Mile race?
As I think about it, you are correct. I was in Europe covering athletics from 1977-1995, and much of it merges together. Summers were spent driving from meeting to meeting, with athletes racing as many as 3 times/week. That memory of Coe and Byers was Brussels. Though, I also recall a nice run by ovett there in 1980 and Crammy in 1985 or 86. Regarding the flying, I believe that recent stipulations and public skepticism will downgrade said flights significantly.