Mile News Tagged Rio 2016


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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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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The Milers: Ben Blankenship

May 10, 2017

U.S. Olympian returns to his native state to defend his Medtronic TC 1 Mile title against two-time Olympic medalist Nick Willis and a field of top contenders at the second stop of the BBTM Grand Prix #Tour2017.

By Bring Back the Mile

American Mile star and Olympian Ben Blankenship has been on...

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Centrowitz returns to Hayward Field for Bowerman Mile

May 09, 2017

Centrowitz will have to be on his game to come away with a victory. Of the 18 race entries announced Monday, seven have personal bests better than Centrowitz’s 3:50.53.

By Chris Hansen, The Register-Guard

Matthew Centrowitz made history last summer when he became the first American in more...

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Olympic Champion Centrowitz Still Learning How to Race

April 11, 2017

This year, in my eyes at least, there is a bigger emphasis on running fast. I think the Worlds will take care of themselves.

By Jon Hendershott, Track & Field News

He may be the Olympic gold medalist in the metric Mile, but Matthew Centrowitz admits he is still learning how to run the 1500.

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Olympic gold medalist Matthew Centrowitz ready for the chase

April 07, 2017

"That Mile time by Alan Webb is pretty steep. I don’t think anyone’s run faster since, so obviously a testament of how good that record is.”

By Chris Hansen, The Register-Guard

Matthew Centrowitz was all about winning an Olympic medal in 2016 and geared his training and schedule to achieve...

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Matthew Centrowitz Sets Sights on Winning Worlds, Racing Longer Distances at Next Two Olympics

February 13, 2017

“Obviously I would like to get back on the podium. And I would like to win the World Championships. I have to get more fit, get back to training after this indoors season and raise my training up another level.”

By Lynn Rutherford, TeamUSA.org

NEW YORK -- The buzz started as soon as Matthew...

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The Gold Medalist: Matthew Centrowitz

January 21, 2017

For 2017, the history-maker is targeting another medal at the World Championships in London as well as the 1500 meter U.S. record.

By Erin Strout, Runner's World

When Matthew Centrowitz crossed the finish line of the men’s 1500 meter final at the Rio Olympics, he was in shock. And so was the...

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Two-time Olympic medalist Nick Willis looks ahead

January 08, 2017

"I'm going to set goals, but the day my body or my mind decides that it's done, I'm able to walk away with my head held high."

By Nikki MacDonald, STUFF

"Good Morning," the runner says cheerily to the woman trailing two fluffy pedigrees. "What's good about it?" the dog walker challenges. She...

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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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