Mile News


Johnson travels to Beijing with her confidence at an all-time high

August 11, 2015

“So, I was just leaning at the line, trying to make that happen and it wasn’t really an intentional dive; I think I was just leaning so much that I just kind of fell into it."

By Steve Clark, The Huntington County Tab

Before Lauren Davenport Johnson could run in Beijing, she had to tumble in Oregon.

Johnson, a professional runner and Andrews native, captured fourth place in the women’s 1500 meters at the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships in Eugene, OR, on June 28 with a dive at the finish line.

That effort, coupled with her performance at a race in Belgium a few weeks later, punched her ticket to China’s capital for one of the biggest track & field events in the world, the IAAF World Championships.

Johnson, who runs for Oregon Track Club Elite, says her dive at the end of the race in Oregon, held at Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus, was actually by accident, the result of leaning forward too far to get past an opponent.

Continue reading at: huntingtoncountytab.com

Tags: lauren johnson (17)

Facebook Comments

Return the Mile to prominence on the American & worldwide sports and cultural landscape by elevating and celebrating the Mile to create a movement.

ELEVATE
Bring Back the Mile as the premier event in the sport, and increase interest in and media coverage of the Mile for both those who love the distance as well as the general public.

CELEBRATE
Bring Back the Mile to celebrate the storied distance and to recognize the people who made and make the Mile great and to promote Mile events and the next generation of U.S. Milers.

NATIONAL MOVEMENT
Bring Back the Mile to create a national movement for the Mile as America’s Distance,
to inspire Americans to run the Mile as part of their fitness program and to replace the 1600 meters at High School State Track & Field Meets across the country.

Become a Mile Maniac member or a BBTM sponsor today! Join us, and go Mile!

Join Us

Thanks for joining the movement and being a Mile Maniac. We'll keep you up to-date with our Mile wires as well as exclusive contests and opportunities. Help us spread the word by sharing our site and joining us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!