Mile News Tagged Olympics

Four-time Olympian Marcus O’Sullivan appreciates career years later

February 15, 2018

If you were a betting man, you wouldn’t have put anything on me. I was very small, very light, but I had will power to do something well.

By Cathal Dennehy, Irish Examiner

Twenty years ago, Marcus O’Sullivan ran his 100th sub-4 minute Mile (one of only three men to do so), the last major...

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Game Faces: Jenny Simpson, Olympic medalist

July 03, 2017

“There feels like just such a community effort driving towards some sort of personal best, and so I’m no different than so many other people that have regular jobs.”

By Levi Waddell, Mile High Sports

Jennifer Simpson is breaking down barriers in distance running, and her current hometown...

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Houlihan enjoying pro career

March 08, 2017

Sioux City native and rising star convincingly wins two USA Indoor titles: Mile & 2 Mile

By Terry Hersom, Sioux City Journal

SIOUX CITY -- Less than a month past her 24th birthday, Shelby Houlihan is clearly to Sioux City women’s track & field what Kirk Hinrich became to local basketball.

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Eat Like an Elite: Jenny Simpson

February 25, 2017

The Olympic medalist swears by meal prep delivery services and makes a mean chocolate chip cookie.

By Heather Mayer Irvine, Runner's World

In 2015, Jenny Simpson finished last in the World Championship 1500 meter race. She’d been clipped and lost her shoe. A year later, Simpson, who holds a...

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‘The Best Ever’ – The Training of Hicham El Guerrouj

February 22, 2017

El Guerrouj did not run huge volumes, but his training involved a lot of quality work, certainly more quality than quantity.

By Runner's Tribe

The Best Ever? – with 2 Olympic golds, 4 World Championship golds and multiple world records; it is hard to argue against Hicham El Guerrouj’s claim...

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Shannon Rowbury, living and breathing the Olympic dream, eyes 4th Team USA berth

February 21, 2017

"You can't change the past but you can try to affect a better future..."

By Cathal Dennehy, RunBlogRun

Half a second - it's about the time it takes for an eye to blink, or for Steph Curry, the fastest shooter in the NBA, to release a jump shot. It's also the length of time by which Shannon...

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Q&A: Leo Manzano

February 03, 2017

I think when it comes down to it, I just love to compete. And there’s something about championship-style races. There’s also something to be said about when it’s time to line up... I think that that’s what takes me to the next level.

By Jonathan Gault,

2016 was a rough year for ...

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Peter Snell: Titan of the track

January 31, 2017

New Zealand has produced some of the most prolific middle-distance runners in history and Cameron Tucker spoke with possibly the greatest of them all

By Cameron Tucker, Athletics Weekly

Last year was a record-breaking one in sport for New Zealand. The island nation, renowned for its...

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“The Jarrow Arrow” – Cram’s Top 5

January 26, 2017

“It was a cat-and-mouse affair – we both started off running at the back of the field. I beat him by little more than the thickness of a vest.”

By Sam Burke, Runner's Tribe

The 1980s were an era in which male middle distance running was dominated by Britain. The British dominance was total...

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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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