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a unit of length equal to half of 1 mile

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Norman ran for Wales at the 1958 Empire and Commonwealth Games in Cardiff and he finished third in his 880 yards heat to the legendary Australian miler Herb Elliott.
ON THIS DAY 1919: Gertrude Ederle became the youngest world-record holder in any sport at the age of 12 years and 298 days in the 880 yards freestyle in Indianapolis.
Its tangent rear sight, located on the barrel forward of the breech, is graduated to 800 meters (880 yards).
He took part in the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, competing in the long jump and standing long jump, but had more success in sporting events at university, winning events including the 880 yards, 120-yards hurdles, high jump, long jump and triple jump.
Both Jones and White have eclipsed 1,000 yards this season, and Gonzalez has 880 yards receiving.
Breeders flocked to Spectre, who won the 880 yards TV Trophy before running-up for the Derby, and reaped rich rewards from his services, but that was 40 years ago, and a different attitude prevails today.
He lifted the old Northumberland and Durham mile title the same year before lining up over 880 yards against Peter Snell at the first-ever international meeting at Gateshead Stadium.
This continued after he obtained a scholarship to Liverpool University, where he won the 100, 220, 440 and 880 yards as well as the long jump and high jump in his first term.
Terry Thompson came into the national meet as the Pac-8 champion at 880 yards, and he still ranks fourth on the all-time OSU list in the 800 with his personal best of 1:47.3.
For example, if the distance of the swim part of the triathlon is a half-mile, they will swim enough laps to equal 880 yards, swimming steadily yet encumbered with all of their technique flaws.
Alford became the first athlete in a Welsh vest to win a track gold medal at the Empire Games when he won the 880 yards in Sydney in 1938.
She ran in an 880 yards handicap off scratch, giving the front marker 83 yards.
Some 17 athletes faced the starter and Buckingham latched on to the pacemaker from the start, running the first 440 yards in 64.06sec and then 880 yards in 2min 08.14sec.
It is important to reflect on the fact that it was in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics that Wilson Kiprugut won the first ever Olympic medal for Kenya a bronze in the 880 yards (now 800 metres) hence setting the stage for Kenya's world dominance in the athletics field.I am sure that our young sportsmen and women are keen to emulate what Wilson Kiprugut achieved 56 years ago.