Johnny Miles

Posted at 10:51 am on November 8, 2017

On Tuesday, it was announced that Sydney Mines native, Johnny Miles was being recognized as the number 7 athlete in the province by the Sport Hall of Fame. In

Johnny Miles winning the 1926 Boston Marthon

collaboration with Canada 150, the Nova Scotia Hall decided to list the 15 greatest athletes in the province, with Miles being recognized this week.

President and CEO of the Hall, Bruce Rainnie says that Miles was a no brainer for the list, having won two Boston Marathton’s. Rainnie says that this was the headline in a Boston newspaper after the 1926 marathon:

Miles is a two-time winner of the Boston Marathon in 1926 and 1929. He is a member of the order of Canada and a two time Olympian.

Posted at 9:27 am on July 6, 2017

An annual tradition in the New Glasgow is happening this coming weekend. The “Run for the Lobster” is a 5 & 10 K event consisting of Two Loop Courses.

Johnny Miles winning the 1926 Boston Marthon

The race is named after legendary marathon runner Johnny Miles of Sydney Mines. In an interview done by station General Manager, Kenny Farrell, Miles describes one marathon he ran in using ‘special shoes’:
Run the Lobster happens this Sunday with the runs starting at 9:00 AM. This is the 4th of 5 running events that happen in New Glasgow each year.

Posted at 9:41 am on July 5, 2017

The Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame is asking residents to help them name the top 15 athletes of the province. The list has 25 athletes ranging from hockey to gymnastics

Al MacInnis hoists the Stanley Cup with Calgary

to paddling, and from all across the province.

Bruce Rainnie is the CEO and President of the Hall, and says some athletes were easier than others to include on this list. Al MacInnis  of Port Hoodwas a unanimous selection to make the top 25:
Rainnie says that athletes such as Port Hood’s Bruce Beaton deserve recognition on this list. Beaton was a driving force for two CFL Grey Cups:

Bruce Beaton with the Grey Cup

Fans can vote by visiting the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame website until July 17th. Other locals on the list include marathon runner, Johnny Miles who has connections in the New Glasgow area.

Posted at 8:40 am on June 22, 2017

A list is being compiled to determine the greatest 15 athletes in Nova Scotia sporting history. It is a project that coincides with Canada 150, where the Nova Scotia Sports

Johnny Miles winning the 1926 Boston Marthon

Hall of Fame selects the greatest athletes to put on skates, lace up shoes or compete in any event.

The leading candidate is Sidney Crosby, but some locals are also getting attention as ballots go in for the list. Al MacInnis of Port

Al MacInnis hoists the Stanley Cup with Calgary

Hood and Johnny Miles, originally from Sydney but has strong roots in Pictou County are front runners to be in the top 15. The list will be rolled out weekly starting in September, with the #1 pick being revealed in November.

Posted at 10:39 am on May 12, 2017

The first of 5 Johnny Miles Running events takes place this weekend in New Glasgow to celebrate Mother’s Day. Miles resided in Nova Scotia for much of his life, winning two Boston Marathon’s in 1926 and 29.

The Miss Miles Mother’s Day 5K Classic is an all female walk or run where women walk in honor of a significant person in their or just for themselves. Miles was interviewed by Kenny Farrell in 1996 on Inside Sports. Miles talked about winning the 1929 Boston Marathon:
Clip: MYLES 1929

The run and walk starts at Glasgow Square Theatre and takes place this Sunday at 9:00. The annual “Johnny Miles” two day running event happens in June.