Mile News

Andrew Wheating is chasing an Olympic berth

June 17, 2012

Sixth in an occasional series profiling U.S. Olympic hopefuls training for the Summer Games in London.

By Shira Springer, The Boston Globe

EUGENE, Ore. - The Friday morning quiet of Hayward Field is pierced by buzzing mowers and chatting groundskeepers. As they groom the U.S. track mecca, ...

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Bile, Burcham and Margey break through

June 17, 2012

By Doug Binder, ESPN / Dyestat

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- All three of them had built stellar resumes, made numerous appearances in big national races, and produced a lot of near-misses.

But Ahmed Bile (Annandale, Va.), Jacob Burcham (Ona, W.V.) and Kelsey Margey (Long Island, N.Y.) all became...

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Olympic runner Lopez Lomong is a ‘warrior inside’

June 16, 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 Karen Rosen, USA Today

Four years after Lopez Lomong carried the Star-Spangled Banner into the 2008 Olympic Opening Ceremony in Beijing,...

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Throwback Video Thursday: Jim Ryun

June 14, 2012

Interview by Matt Franzblau / Feature edited by Rock Chalk Video


Jim Ryun (Track & Field) 1965-69
When one mentions Kansas track and field it is hard not to hear the name Jim Ryun shortly afterwards. The Wichita, Kan. native burst onto the collegiate scene after becoming the first high...

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