Morgan Uceny

Birthday: 03/10/85 Mile PR: 4:22.0 (road) - 2014
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 4:00.06 - 2011
High School: Plymouth HS
Hometown: Plymouth, IN
College: Cornell University '07
Current Residence: East Watertown, MA

Morgan Uceny became the first three-time B.A.A. Road Mile champion in 2014 following up wins in 2010 and 2012. At the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, Morgan repeated as USA 1500 meter champion, earning her first trip to the Olympics.

In 2011, she became only the second American woman to finish the outdoor Track & Field season ranked #1 internationally at 1500 meters / Mile (also Mary Slaney twice). Morgan was also the 2011 IAAF Diamond League champion at 1500 meters as well as the USA Outdoor national champion at 1500 meters.

In 2010, the four-time NCAA All-American at Cornell University won the USA Indoor title at 1500 meters.

Morgan, a 2012 Olympian, retired from the sport in December 2016.



LetsRun’s Look Back at Morgan Uceny’s Career

December 16, 2016

Former #1 ranked 1500 / Mile athlete, Diamond League champion and 2012 Olympian suffered disappointment in global championship finals

By Robert Johnson,

For most runners, when we catch the bug in middle school or high school, the dream is the same – to make the Olympics. Morgan...

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Uceny aims for return to Olympics

July 02, 2016

“It’s the only thing I’m thinking about. Making the team is the only thing that matters.”

By Tim Creason, South Bend Tribune Correspondent

The last time the world got a good look at Morgan Uceny, she was lying flat on the ground.

The pride of Plymouth fell to the track just as she was...

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Uceny is back: wins Furman Elite 1500 meters

June 07, 2016

2012 Olympic Trials 1500m champion leads 8 women under the 2016 Olympic standard

By Meg Bellino, FloTrack

The goal of the Furman Elite 1500m is simple. Set up two races, rabbit them perfectly, and help athletes get the Olympic standard.

The event was a massive success on the women's side as...

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What Athletes Eat: Morgan Uceny’s Pre Long-Run Dinner

June 24, 2015

The 2012 Olympian is qualified for the USATF Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon, this weekend and is looking forward to a summer on the European racing circuit, with her eyes firmly on the big picture, the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro next year.

By Natalie Gingerich Mackenzie, ESPN W


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2012 Olympian, 3-Time Champion Morgan Uceny Highlights B.A.A. Invitational Mile

April 10, 2015

Invitational races on Saturday, April 18 feature start / finish on Boylston Street at Boston Marathon® finish line and $14,500 prize purse.

From The Boston Athletic Association

BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has announced an elite field of world class competitors for the...

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The Milers: Morgan Uceny

January 29, 2015

2011 IAAF Diamond League 1500m champion and only the second U.S. woman to finish ranked #1 internationally at 1500m / Mile, three-time USA champion, NCAA All-American at Cornell University and B.A.A. Elite team member, vies for portion of $15,000 Camel City Elite Mile prize purse on Saturday,...

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Rowbury, Uceny, Leer Headline 2015 Camel City Elite Fields

November 04, 2014

Guaranteed $15,000 prize purse for Camel City Mile (men) and Mellow Mile (women) indoors on Saturday, January 31

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – JDL Fast Track has announced that two-time Olympian and former Duke University alum Shannon Rowbury, Olympian Morgan Uceny and 3:51 Miler and 2014 World Indoor...

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Uceny, Grunewald, Torrence, True Headline Falmouth Mile

August 12, 2014

Saturday night race features Olympians, USA & NCAA champions and a former World #1; $7500 prize purse plus time and meet record bonuses

FALMOUTH, Mass. – Morgan Uceny, a 2012 Olympian ranked #1 in the world in 2011 at 1500 meters; Gabriele Grunewald, the reigning USA Indoor 3000m champion; ...

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Uceny, Willis Win B.A.A. Invitational Mile

April 19, 2014

Schlicting, Hazzard take Scholastic Mile at Boston Marathon weekend event

By David Monti, Race Results Weekly

BOSTON -- Rounding the final turn of the three-lap course at Saturday’s B.A.A. Invitational Mile here in Back Bay, Morgan Uceny looked every bit the two-time USA 1500m champion that...

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Past Champions Nick Willis, Morgan Uceny Headline B.A.A. Mile

April 17, 2014

Invitational races feature start/finish on Boylston Street at Boston Marathon finish line and $14,500 prize purse.

BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has announced an elite field of Olympic Games medalists, returning champions and world class competitors for the 2014 B.A.A....

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Uceny Ships Up to Boston

January 23, 2014

2012 Olympian opens her season on Saturday by running the Mile at the New Balance Games in New York City

From New Balance Indoor Grand Prix

Boston, long known as a distance-running mecca, is now home to one of the world’s top Milers: Morgan Uceny, who has joined the Boston Athletic...

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Uceny Seeks Fresh Start with Return to U.S.

September 23, 2013

A disappointing track season ends with strong road Mile results; looking ahead to 2014 and beyond

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

Morgan Uceny, the #1-ranked female 1500 meter runner in the world in 2011, had worked with coach Terrence Mahon as part of the Mammoth Track Club in the...

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Heath, Uceny Head to NYC After Mile Wins

September 16, 2013

“I was running out of gas, but I think they were running out of gas, too.”; top field set for NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile on Sunday, September 22

By Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

It was a great day for U.S. Milers at Saturday’s Great North CityGames, with Garrett Heath (right,

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Uceny: No Longer the Miler to Beat

June 19, 2013

2012 Olympian battling to return to elite form at USA Outdoors

By Tim Creason, South Bend Tribune

Here we go again. Or do we?

The USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships begin Wednesday in Des Moines, Iowa, and Plymouth native Morgan Uceny is seeking her third consecutive national title in...

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Uceny in Search of Career-Defining Success

May 31, 2013


Two of the current stars of U.S. athletics are 1500m runners: Jenny Simpson, showing the form that brought her IAAF World Championships gold in 2011, and Mary Cain, a precocious 17-year-old who set an American junior record of 4:04.62.

Perhaps forgotten is that nine months ago,...

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Morgan Uceny Launches 2013 Track Season

April 23, 2013

2012 Olympian to run Drake Relays 1500 this weekend

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

Morgan Uceny was the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials 1500 meter champion and the #1-ranked runner in the world for that distance in 2011. She'll run a 1500 at the Drake Relays in Des Moines on Saturday against...

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USATF Foundation Announces 9 Inaugural Stephen A. Schwarzman Grant Recipients

March 18, 2013

2012 U.S. Olympian and Mile ace Morgan Uceny one of the grant honorees for the Road to Rio 2016

 INDIANAPOLIS - The USA Track & Field Foundation has named the 9 inaugural Stephen A. Schwarzman elite grant recipients, announced Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld...

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Uceny on Kenya: “It Makes You Realize”

February 22, 2013

By Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

By most measures, Kenya is a long way from Indiana. But not by every measure.

“Training in Kenya just makes you realize that you don’t need to have extraordinary means to be a good athlete,” said Morgan Uceny, who spent many of her summers in Plymouth,...

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Morgan Uceny Strikes Back: “I just need to get on the podium”

December 13, 2012

Lightning does strike twice. Just ask Morgan Uceny. But after a run of bad luck, the U.S. middle-distance ace is back on her feet, living in England and has her eyes firmly on the podium… and her opponents.

By Spikes Magazine

Luck. It’s either with you, or it’s not. And if luck has eluded any...

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Uceny and Pierce Follow Coach Mahon to England

November 07, 2012

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

Two more core members of the California-based Mammoth Track Club have announced plans to take their running career elsewhere. Morgan Uceny, ranked #1 in the world in the 1500 meter run in 2011, and 2008 Olympian Anna Pierce will follow their coach, Terrence...

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Rise Up: 5 Questions with Morgan Uceny

October 03, 2012

By Duncan Larkin, Competitor Group

At the U.S. Olympic Trials in June, Morgan Uceny cemented her status as the best 1500 meter runner in the United States, winning the event in 4:04.59 to qualify for her first Olympic team. At the Games in London, however, tragedy struck Uceny for the second...

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Uceny Moving on After Olympic Disappointment

September 03, 2012

Indiana native continues to train, compete

By Brett Hess, The News-Sentinel

Morgan Uceny has picked herself up and dusted herself off. But the Indiana native returned to her hometown of Plymouth this weekend and is still unable to erase the memory of her fall and DNF in the 1500 meter...

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Training with Morgan Uceny

September 03, 2012

By Tim Creason,

U.S. Olympic 1500 meter runner Morgan Uceny describes an average training day with the Mammoth Track Club. Uceny currently trains in Mammoth Lakes, California and San Diego, under the guidance of her coach, Terrence Mahon.

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Uceny Ponders Future After Heartbreaking Olympics

August 19, 2012

By Tim Creason, South Bend Tribune

Morgan Uceny doesn't really know what happened. All she knows is that one moment she was racing, the next moment she was lying on the track.

And now, she has a lot of decisions to make about her future.

It's been just over a week since the pride of...

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Hoosier Native Morgan Uceny Falls During 1500 Meter Final

August 10, 2012

By David Woods, Indianapolis Star 

LONDON – This is the other side of Olympic glory.

Half a lifetime of preparation, of dreaming, shattered in an instant.

Hoosier native Morgan Uceny fell Friday night in the 1500 meter final at the Olympic Games. Afterward, she knelt on the track, head...

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Plymouth’s Uceny to Run for Gold Friday

August 08, 2012

By Angelo Di Carlo, WNDU-TV

Michiana's Golden hope will get a shot at a gold medal. Plymouth's Morgan Uceny finished 3rd in the semifinals of the 1500 meter women's run Wednesday afternoon in London. The Plymouth native now advances to the finals on Friday.

The race aired on WNDU-TV at...

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Morgan Uceny Advances to Final in 1500 Meters

August 08, 2012

By David Woods, Indystar

LONDON -- Morgan Uceny, who once resisted becoming a Miler because she didn't want to race that far, has become one of the world's best at one of track and field's glamour distances.

Uceny, a 27-year-old from Plymouth, Ind., qualified for the 1500 meter final at the...

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Olympic track: Winning gold won’t be easy for Uceny

July 06, 2012

By Tim Creason, South Bend Tribune

Compared to what lies ahead, winning the women's 1500-meter run at the U.S. Olympic Trials may seem like a piece of cake for Plymouth native Morgan Uceny.

Fact: Since 1972, when the women's 1500 was added to the Olympic lineup, no American has ever won a...

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Uceny, Manzano Win Olympic Trials 1500m Finals

July 01, 2012

By Mario Fraioli, Competitor

EUGENE, Ore. — Beginning her finishing kick with a little more than a lap to go, Morgan Uceny seized the lead at the bell and held it all the way to the finish line, holding off eventual second and third-place finishers Shannon Rowbury and Jenny Simpson to win the...

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Country girl Morgan Uceny aims for first Olympics

June 05, 2012

As part of USA TODAY Sports' "100 Olympic hopefuls in 100 Days" series, prospective U.S. Olympians give their thoughts on the Games in their own words.

By Michael Florek, USA Today

Last September, Morgan Uceny was 500 meters away from winning a gold medal at the world championships in the...

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