Mile News

Simpson, Houlihan lead parade of Olympians headed to Drake Relays

April 14, 2017

Iowa natives part of "one of the best women’s 1500 meter fields we’ve ever assembled.”

By Cody Goodwin, The Des Moines Register

A slew of local athletes and plenty of Olympians will make their way to Des Moines in just a couple of weeks.

New Drake Relays director Blake Boldon said on...

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A Crazy Speed Streak: Man Going for a Sub-5:00 Mile 105 Days in a Row

April 14, 2017

Pat McGregor, assistant track coach at Samford University, is trying to go at least one day longer than the streak his high school coach established in 1979.

By John A. Kissane, Runner's World

Although his competitive running career is behind him, Patrick McGregor, 26, is again hitting the...

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Q&A: Joslin Sellers engineers final success on the track

April 13, 2017

I had no idea that I did break the school Mile record until I looked up on the board afterwards and saw my time. I was so happy. It was awesome!

By Mackenzie Rodrigues, The Pitt News

Senior distance runner Joslin Sellers has been carving out her spot on the track since the seventh grade.

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Olympic Champion Centrowitz Still Learning How to Race

April 11, 2017

This year, in my eyes at least, there is a bigger emphasis on running fast. I think the Worlds will take care of themselves.

By Jon Hendershott, Track & Field News

He may be the Olympic gold medalist in the metric Mile, but Matthew Centrowitz admits he is still learning how to run the 1500.

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