Mile News Tagged London 2017


Unsponsored Sara Vaughn reaches elite of U.S. Milers

September 19, 2017

"When you get to that level, equipment and a salary is always nice, to free up money for things like massage. (But) the upside of not having a shoe contract is that it gives her the freedom to do things the way she sees fit."

By Mike Sandrock, Daily Camera

Darkness is descending and a chill...

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Is Jenny Simpson the greatest American 1500 meter runner ever?

August 15, 2017

“What people say of me that makes me feel the best about my career is when they talk about how consistent I’ve been."

By John Meyer, The Denver Post

If there was any argument against the notion that Jenny Simpson is the greatest female American 1500 meter runner ever, it may have been settled...

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Matthew Centrowitz: The best American Miler ever?

August 09, 2017

“The moves he makes in races are almost violent. They are so sudden and decisive.”

By Liam Boylan-Pett, SB Nation

For once, Matthew Centrowitz didn't know what to do when he crossed the finish line.

He had copied a LeBron James celebration after winning the U.S. title in the 1500 meters in...

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Preview: Men’s 1500m – IAAF World Championships London 2017

August 08, 2017

Matthew Centrowitz, Rio Olympic champion, has never finished lower than eighth in the seven major 1500m finals he has contested indoors & outdoors.

By Steven Mills, IAAF

Asbel Kiprop has won four major titles at 1500 meters but his victory in Beijing two years ago was arguably the most...

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Rio Olympic Champion Kipyegon Wins World 1500m Title

August 07, 2017

Simpson secures silver medal, her third World metric Mile medal (also 2011 gold and 2013 silver)

Emily Moss for the IAAF

With six women having run faster than four minutes in 2017, the women's 1500 meters at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 had been billed as one of the events of the...

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Preview: Women’s 1500m - IAAF World Championships London 2017

August 03, 2017

U.S. champion and 2011 world champion Jenny Simpson cannot be ruled out as she is a fierce racer and has a fine record at major championships.

By Emily Moss, IAAF

With six women having run faster than four minutes in 2017, the 1500m could prove to be one of the most competitive events of the...

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Tactics, Salazar & Gold: The Training of Matthew Centrowitz

July 31, 2017

“We do a lot of under and over distance stuff. We’ll go 4-5 miles at a time, maybe 6, a lot slower than race pace. And then we do a lot of repetitions of 800m, 1000m at race pace – over and over.”

By Sam Burke, Runner's Tribe

“My bottom end speed is usually pretty good, so like 200s, 300s,...

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Jenny Simpson relishing London return for World Championships

July 30, 2017

“Because I was disappointed with my 2012 Olympics, I’m looking forward to returning to the stadium and possibly getting some personal redemption.”

By Stuart Weir, Athletics Weekly

At 1500m, Jenny Simpson won the world title in 2011, plus world silver in 2013 and Olympic bronze in 2016 – and...

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Q&A with Team USA’s Johnny Gregorek

July 21, 2017

Breaking 4 minutes, as well as lowering my PR to become the fastest duo along with my father, was a great feeling.

By Stephen Mazzone, MileSplit MA

For 10 days beginning on Aug. 4, some of the best athletes in the world will be competing in London at the IAAF World Track & Field Championships....

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Laura Muir full of confidence ahead of historic World Championships

July 19, 2017

“When it comes to London I’m just going to run as hard and as fast as I can and hopefully that will bring me a world medal.”

By Duncan Smith, The Scotsman

In an event which will see the last track appearances of megastars Usain Bolt and Sir Mo Farah, Scotland’s Laura Muir is understandably...

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