Mile News Tagged Nick Willis

The Best Mile Moments of 2016

December 28, 2016

Two more U.S. high school boys go sub-4, Drew Hunter and Michael Slagowski; two historic Olympic 1500 medals won in Rio by Matthew Centrowitz (gold) and Jenny Simpson (bronze); $480,000-plus record prize money awarded; third BBTM Grand Prix Tour sets records and more highlight banner year

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Olympic Medalist Nick Willis: How to Run a Faster Mile

December 10, 2016

"To run the Mile, we need to run like children, which means getting off your heels and onto your toes."

By Rachel Sturtz, NY Magazine

While a masochistic segment of the running community continues to push the boundaries of human suffering in ultramarathons, another group is returning to the...

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New Zealand Olympic 1500m legends welcome Nick Willis to their special club

August 24, 2016

"It's a fantastic achievement, but just what he deserves because he's stuck at it for a long time. He's had his ups and downs but I believe he was in very good shape going into this competition... it became a tactician's race and Nick put himself in a position to win."

By Marc Hinton, Stuff

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Olympic bronze medalist Rod Dixon: Kiwi Rio trio value the history of the 1500m

August 05, 2016

"I had an incredible feeling of connection with them. I know they called Quax too. They value the history as I did and that's what connects us and that's the glue that holds us all together."

By Phillip Rollo, Stuff

Rod Dixon knows what it is like to have a mate on the Olympic Games...

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Centro Goes for Gold on Home Turf Against Souleiman, Willis and Iguider

March 18, 2016

Centrowitz is undefeated in 2016 and ran 3:50.63 at Millrose, but can he take down rivals Ayanleh Souleiman (fresh off a 1000m WR) and World Championship bronze medalist Abdalaati Iguider?


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

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Magic of the Mile remains contentious debate

February 27, 2016

An audience that cares about the outcome and understands how to measure success is what ‘Bring Back the Mile,’ a growing movement in America, wants to see much more often.

By Kerry Gillespie, Toronto Star Touch

It comes right after the U.S. national anthem and many spectators don’t bother...

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Centrowitz, Rowbury Retain Wanamaker Mile Titles

February 20, 2016

“You’re never going to achieve any goals if you don’t put yourself out there.”

By Ken Belson, New York Times

The Wanamaker Mile is always the fitting finale of the Millrose Games, the country’s premier indoor track meet, and this year’s showdown between Matthew Centrowitz, the reigning...

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Millrose Games’ glamour is diminished, prestige is not

February 20, 2016

“The Millrose Games has always been an institution in track & field, and the Wanamaker Mile is the marquee event.”

By Lindsay Crouse, New York Times

If athletes are talented enough to land a coveted spot in the 109th Millrose Games, the elite annual indoor track meet taking place Saturday in...

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Nick Willis has eyes on Tokyo Olympics

January 29, 2016

2008 Olympic silver medalist also wants to break legend Sir John Walker's national Mile record (3min, 49.08sec), set in 1982.

By Robert van Royen, Otago Daily Times

This year's Olympic Games have not even started, but Nick Willis can already see himself kicking on to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.... Read More comments

Nick Willis makes Mile history in Wanganui

January 20, 2016

Olympic 1500 medalist becomes first to record five sub-4s at Cooks Classic and also leads two countrymen under the magic mark

From New Zealand Herald

Nick Willis last night showed at the mecca of New Zealand Mile racing just why he has an Olympic medal and three Commonwealth medals to his...

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