880 yards

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a unit of length equal to half of 1 mile

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1919: Swimmer Gertrude Ederle became the youngest world record holder in any sport at the age of 12 years and 298 days when she won in the 880 yards freestyle in Indianapolis.
Steede enjoyed a glittering career on the professional running circuit including winning the 880 yards handicap at Powderhall in 1966 and competing all over the world.
She ran in an 880 yards handicap off scratch, giving the front marker 83 yards.
He was a very strong person physically - at school sports day in 1947 he won that tricky event, the 880 yards.
Races of 880 yards will be held for ages 12 years and older; racers under 12 years old will cover 440 yards.
They were not, however, allowed to run mile races because at that time anything over 880 yards (half a mile) was considered too gruelling for their delicate constitutions.
Hampson, British 880 yards Champion 1930, 1931, 1932; British Empire 880 yards champion 1930; Olympic Victor and record holder, 800 metres, 1932.
00 for the 880 yards, which he set in finishing second in the Welsh championships in 1961.
Lining up in the mile was Rome Olympic 5,000 metres gold medallist Murray Halberg, while in the 880 yards was the Olympic 800m champion Peter Snell and fellow countryman Gary Philpott.
The farthest target is a 12" steel plate at 880 yards.
Rick Wohlhuter wanted to chase the world record at 880 yards he set in 1973, so meet director Bob Newland rounded up a rabbit, UO freshman Dacre Bowen.
Men like Olympic gold medallist and long-time British long jump record holder Lynn Davies, gold medallist Jim Alford - the only Welsh athlete at the 1938 Empire Games who, after finishing a disappointing fourth in the 880 yards race, produced his finest moment by winning the mile - and Ron Jones, who was captain of the British 4x110 yards relay team which set a world record in 1963 and can point to more Welsh sprint titles than Jackson and Malcolm.
Granddam Bonnie Tinrah was a litter-sister to Prince Of Tinrah, winner of the 1998 Irish Puppy Derby in record time, and Lisduff Flash, who set an 880 yards clock at Ballyskeagh.
ALFORD Jim (Athletics): 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.
Less than an hour before she had set a British record for 880 yards in two minutes 14.