Amanda Eccleston

Birthday: 06/18/90 Mile PR: 4:20.7 (road) - 2016
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 4:03.25 - 2016
High School: Tecumseh HS (MI)
Hometown: Adrian, MI
College: University of Michigan
Current Residence: Ann Arbor, MI

Personal Website: amandaecclestonruns.com

Amanda Eccleston finished 4th at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials 1500 meters, just missing a Team USA Rio Olympics berth by .03 to Brenda Martinez, 4:06.16 to 4:06.19. In August 2016, Eccleston defended her HOKA ONE ONE Long Island Mile title, breaking the beam in 4:26.87, her fourth sub-4:30 of the year!

A rising Mile star for the USA competed for the University of Michigan for one year after transfering from Division II school Hillsdale College. Post-collegiately Eccleston, who was a two-time All-American at Michigan, made her first national final finishing 10th in the 1500m at 2014 USA Outdoor Championships.

In 2015, Amanda broke 4:30 for the Mile (the 59th U.S. woman to do so) twice including a 4:29.99 win at the inaugural HOKA ONE ONE Long Island Mile.

Her most recent professional success is an impressivee third place finish at the indoor Wanamaker Mile, part of the 109th Millrose Games, clocking a personal record 4:26.63 to become the 9th fastest American woman in the indoor Mile all-time.

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News

Three Races That Have Shaped My Running Career

October 07, 2016

These three races don’t stand out as physical accomplishments; instead they each reflect a mental breakthrough and turning point.

By Amanda Eccleston

Every so often a race leaves a lasting impact on you that’s far more than just a good time or a nice win. Over the past 14 years of my running...

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2016 HOKA ONE ONE Long Island Mile Fields Announced

August 29, 2016

Torrence, Eccleston to defend their race titles; RunnerSpace.com live & free stream; $22,000 prize purse available

From HOKA ONE ONE Long Island Mile

Are you ready? The HOKA ONE ONE Long Island Mile hits the track next week on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. In its debut, last year’s event saw 7...

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Eccleston: That Wasn’t My Last Shot

August 08, 2016

“We wanted to take advantage of the fact that we knew I was in incredible shape. You can't always show it in the rounds because they're little more tactical. So it's nice to just go and see it on paper.”

By Jeff Hollobaugh, Track & Field News

The homestretch battle in the OT 1500 between ...

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0.03 Seconds

July 27, 2016

But 0.03 seconds doesn’t have to define me. The joy I receive through running and the people involved far outweighs that fraction of a second.

By Amanda Eccleston

0.03 seconds is about the amount of time it takes to blink your eyes. It’s also the amount of time that separated me from becoming...

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Eccleston running toward Olympics

April 11, 2016

I ran a 5:13 Mile in high school. I was a decent runner, I guess, but I had no idea I would enjoy it this much. I love running.

By Doug Donnelly, Daily Telegram Sports Writer

ANN ARBOR -- Talk about athletes who reach their full potential.

Amanda (Putt) Eccleston was an accomplished runner...

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