Mile News Tagged Brenda Martinez


Brenda Martinez driven to be a role model

August 04, 2016

"There’s more to life than just running. I’m starting to realize that more as I get older. Kids are looking up to me."

By Allan Steele, The Press Enterprise

The Brenda Martinez story is bigger than Brenda Martinez.

The 28-year-old former Rancho Cucamonga High and UC Riverside track star is...

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0.03 Seconds

July 27, 2016

But 0.03 seconds doesn’t have to define me. The joy I receive through running and the people involved far outweighs that fraction of a second.

By Amanda Eccleston

0.03 seconds is about the amount of time it takes to blink your eyes. It’s also the amount of time that separated me from becoming...

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With Husband’s Support, Brenda Martinez Takes Olympic Road Less Traveled

July 26, 2016

"Ever since then we reached out to Dr. Vigil, and him just giving us a hand, we didn't take it for granted, and it just changed everything in how we view things."

By Jonathan Crowl, ThePostGame.com

You call Carlos Handler in the middle of the afternoon. He's happy to talk -- but he and his...

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Exciting 1500 meter races close out U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials

July 11, 2016

Women's 1500m top 3 strongest in U.S. Olympic team history; Blankenship, Andrews and Martinez celebrate first Olympic berths; Centrowitz breaks Steve Scott's Olympic Trials meet record.

By Chris Chavez, Sports Illustrated

Less than half a second separated the third and fourth place finishers...

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BBTM 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials Guide to the Metric Mile

July 10, 2016
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Martinez puts 800 crash behind her, turns focus to 1500 at U.S. Olympic Trials

July 06, 2016

“I’m not putting the blame on anyone. That’s how track is. We move on... I’m ready to bounce back.”

By Scott M. Reid, Orange County Register

EUGENE, Ore. – By the time Brenda Martinez sat down alone with a turkey sandwich and her four dogs Monday night in the house she and her husband/coach...

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Team USA Distance Runners Add Four Medals at Worlds

March 21, 2016

Centrowitz wins first international 1500m gold, Hill & Rowbury earn 3000m silver & bronze in front of sellout crowd in Portland.

By Ben DeJarnette, Runner's World

The American distance crew capped its impressive weekend with four more medals at the IAAF World Indoor Championships on Sunday,...

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Brenda Martinez Aims to Prevent an Ethiopian-Born Sweep at 2016 World Indoors

March 18, 2016

After Brenda Martinez qualified for Worlds last week by earning her first national title, she shared some optimism for the upcoming meet.

By LetsRun.com

For the first time in 29 years, the U.S. will play host to the IAAF World Indoor Track & Field Championships. Portland, Oregon will be the...

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Brenda Martinez’s USATF Indoor Championships title made all the sweeter after career’s rocky star

March 14, 2016

Martinez's first national title win in 4:08.37 was a breakthrough moment, a victory that validated her sacrifices to start her pro career and broke the spell of second place that stuck with her career since the 2009 NCAA championships.

By Andrew Greif, The Oregonian

The prevailing sentiment...

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Sub-4:20 Miler Brenda Martinez Has Big Goals for the Carlsbad 5000

March 20, 2015

“If I’m there in the final Mile or even the final quarter than I will be really excited."

By Duncan Larkin, Competitor Magazine

It’s a given that runners—no matter their ability or age–have to be tough. Let’s face it: this beloved sport of ours is a demanding one that requires Herculean...

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