Mile News Tagged Sir Walter Miler


Danvers Native Piazza Joins Sub-4 Minute Mile Club

September 01, 2017

When I finally learned what my time was one of my (VT) teammates started to hug me. It was an incredible moment.

By Jean DePlacido, The Salem News

Drew Piazza keeps getting faster and faster. The Virginia Tech senior from Danvers has had an incredible summer including running a sub-4 minute...

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Track’s Fastest Mullet Is Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

August 12, 2017

Craig Engels' famous hair-and-’stache combo in the running world has been chopped to benefit charity.

By Sarah Lorge Butler, Runner's World

Craig Engels has long turned heads for his fast running—and his flowing locks.

At the 2016 U.S. Olympic Track Trials, he was fourth in the 800 meters...

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Meet the Milers: Lauren Johnson

July 26, 2017

By Bring Back the Mile

We exchanged emails with rising U.S. Mile star Lauren Johnson ahead of Friday evening's GNC Live Well Liberty Mile showdown in Pittsburgh. Lauren, 30, who is currently living in her hometown of Huntington, Indiana, but is essentially "homeless" this track season before...

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The Unstoppable Star: Mikey Brannigan

January 27, 2017

The first person with autism to break 4 minutes in the Mile shows no signs of stopping.

By John Hanc, Runner's World

He’s been profiled on ESPN, on NBC News, and in the Wall Street Journal in the last year alone. But perhaps the apogee of Mikey Brannigan’s career came in September, when he...

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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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Mikey Brannigan: Running for Gold at the Rio Paralympics

September 06, 2016

"Mikey wants to inspire all kids to participate in any athletic sport, and wants to continue to be a role model for other people with autism—to show them that there are no limits.”

By Sheri ArbitalJacoby, Great Neck Record

His Facebook page is filled with photos from graduation, the beach and...

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Teen Runner with Autism Shatters 4:00 Mile Barrier

August 09, 2016

Mikey Brannigan sets a Paralympic world record for the T20 classification.

By Alison Wade, Runner's World

At the Sir Walter Miler meet on Friday, August 5 in Raleigh, North Carolina, 19-year-old Mikey Brannigan finished seventh in the Mile, clocking 3:57.58 to smash his previous personal...

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Eccleston: That Wasn’t My Last Shot

August 08, 2016

“We wanted to take advantage of the fact that we knew I was in incredible shape. You can't always show it in the rounds because they're little more tactical. So it's nice to just go and see it on paper.”

By Jeff Hollobaugh, Track & Field News

The homestretch battle in the OT 1500 between ...

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5 Questions with North Carolina Outdoor Mile Record Holder: Ken Popejoy

July 20, 2016

Cross country "strength is essential. Also, the end of a race speed is 'make or break' for success" for the Mile.

From Sir Walter Miler

It had been some time since anyone got close to Ken Popejoy’s North Carolina outdoor Mile record. In 2014, Ford Palmer took the title in 3:57.61, and in...

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Initial Fields Announced for 2016 Sir Walter Miler

July 16, 2016

 HS sub-4 Mile star Drew Hunter to make professional debut on August 5

From Sir Walter Running

For the third year running, the Sir Walter Miler will again return to its standard first Friday night spot on August 5, 2016 at the Meredith College Track. Last year, the Sir Walter Miler was called...

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