March 13, 2017
Athletes want to be seen. Both for their self-esteem and for their sponsors who are paying them to be seen in their gear.
By Kyle Merber, Citius Mag
Everyone is so concerned with putting on good track meets to entertain the fans, but what do the athletes want? Maybe we have needs too! There...
February 23, 2017
“A lot of coaches can just get you in shape. It takes a special coach to get you to believe."
By Sabrina Yohannes, RunBlogRun
If his trademark headbands help you to locate Kyle Merber in a crowded race, you are not alone.
"It's easy for my mom to follow me," the native New Yorker Merber...
February 09, 2017
Gearing up for Millrose Games' Wanamaker Mile, training and being a New Yorker
By Paul Snyder, Citius Mag
I hopped on the phone with my friend and former teammate, Kyle Merber, to chat about his upcoming appearance in the Wanamaker Mile. I figured I’d write up a tidy little page-long...
February 02, 2017
Three HOKA NJ*NY Track Club coached athletes entered in famed Wanamaker Mile at upcoming 110th NYRR Millrose Games
NEW YORK – If 55 years of coaching track & field have taught Frank Gagliano anything, it’s to keep going.
The legendary coach, now in his seventh year at the helm of ...
August 20, 2016
Manikas-Hill, Sessa win Tommy Cochary High School Mile titles
From New Balance Falmouth Road Race
FALMOUTH, Mass. — Kyle Merber and Katie Mackey both repeated as champions of the Aetna Falmouth Elite Mile on Saturday night with Merber winning for the second consecutive time and Mackey...
May 18, 2016
For "grass root market Mile races... it’s really just about community involvement... they really connect with the fans in a way that you don’t necessarily get at a major championship race."
By Tom Surber, USATF
Throughout the long and glorious history of track & field in the United States,...
October 25, 2015
Wallstrides is making giant decals of some of your favorite Milers
By John Gugala, Outside Online
Over the summer, professional runners Erik van Ingen (a 3:56 Miler), Kyle Merber (a 3:54 Miler), and Aric Van Halen (yes, the son of that Van Halen) were hanging out at a cross country camp in...
September 09, 2015
“Everybody understands the significance of running a sub-4-minute Mile. And everyone knows what a Mile is, plus it’s the right amount of time that no one is getting bored watching and everyone is constantly on the edge of their seat.”
By Brian Metzler, Competitor Magazine
September 07, 2015
"We just want to help inspire the next generation of young athletes on Long Island. Something as simple as standing on the track during a sub-4 minute Mile, an autograph, or a conversation could change the course of someone’s career. We are hoping to do that."
From Athlete Biz
September 02, 2015
The last major Mile race on Long Island was during the 1998 Goodwill Games at Mitchell Field in Uniondale, NY. That race saw Noureddine Morceli of Algeria clock a 3:53.39, and no race since has been run in under the magical 4-minute barrier.
From The Long Island Exchange
Premier Track and...
August 31, 2015
The inaugural event will take place on Wednesday, September 9; men's elite field features several sub-4 Milers including the event's organizer Kyle Merber.
By Paige McAtee, Patch
Local runners are set to toe the line at a meet that’s looking to have elite athletes race to break the Long...
July 13, 2015
Kyle Merber and Andrew Wheating head the U.S. Team in the 1500 for the Pan Am games in Toronto; considered favorites for gold and silver
By Chris Chavez, RunblogRun
On a dry and warm night in Madrid, Kyle Merber (HOKA ONE ONE) stepped off the track after a third place finish in the men's 3000...
May 09, 2015
First annual event to recruit national class field in hopes of bringing first sub-4 Mile back to Long Island in 17 years
From HOKA ONE ONE Long Island Mile
Premier track & field is returning to Long Island! Thanks to the partnership of Sayville and Smithtown Running Company with HOKA ONE...
May 07, 2015
"You are patriots! Trying to serve your country in a way that a lot of people won’t understand until they finally see the U-S-A on your chest! Then…they will get it."
By Kyle Merber
It was one of the first days of practice in October, and we were huddled inside the shed at Rutgers University...
August 26, 2014
The basis is we work hard, we recover and we repeat the process. There are no secrets. But Gags makes you believe in yourself like no one ever has before, and that’s what makes him such a great coach.
By The Red Loop
Kyle Merber is the U.S. Collegiate Record Holder in the 1500m with a time of...
August 17, 2014
Three men sub-4 and four women sub-4:30; Tommy Cochary High School Mile goes to Russell Wells, Stella Worters
From Falmouth Road Race
FALMOUTH, Mass. – Filling the bleachers and lining the rails, hundreds of fans turned out on Saturday evening to cheer the athletes at the Falmouth Mile, which...
August 11, 2014
"I was exhausted … but I was in the lead in front of my home crowd and I couldn't relinquish it.”
By Justin P. Hicks, mlive.com
SALINE, Mich. – Not only was the record for the fastest Mile run in Michigan broken on Sunday, it was topped three times.
Nick Willis led the 13 male racers across...
April 20, 2013
By Kyle Merber
“EL GUERROUJ! LAGAT! TO THE LINE! EL GUERROUJ GOT IT!” When I was thirteen years old, I remember watching the Olympic 1500 final in Athens 2004 and having my eyelids peeled back as I stared at the screen in awe. At this point in my running career, I did not fully understand the...
May 16, 2012
By Brett Hoover, Armory Track
Yesterday at a student career fair in Indianapolis, I ran into Scott Williams, an All-American and Big 10 champion while at Indiana University.
"Scott," I said. " A Columbia kid ran a 3:35 last night!"
After an ever brief pause, Williams responded, "Wow. That's...