Amanda Eccleston

Birthday: 06/18/90 Mile PR: 4:20.6 (road) - 2016
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 4:03.25 - 2016
High School: Tecumseh HS (MI) '08
Hometown: Adrian, MI
College: Hillsdale College '12 / University of Michigan
Current Residence: Ann Arbor, MI

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Amanda Eccleston won the 2021 HOKA Festival of Miles race in St. Louis, breaking the beam in 4:30.06, a meet record, and in her last race as a professional, Eccleston finished 11th at the Sir Walter Miler (4:30.72) this past August.

In 2019, she won the HOKA ONE ONE Long Island Mile in 4:32.58, her third race title (also 2015-16).

After returning from injury in 2018, Amanda secured the MInnesota Mile title, clocking 4:47, and in 2017, she won Sir Walter Miler in Raleigh, NC, beating fellow American Stephanie Garcia, 4:31.72 to 4:31.87.

In 2016, Eccleston finished 4th at the U.S. Olympic Trials 1500 meters, just missing a Team USA Rio Olympics berth by .03 to Brenda Martinez, 4:06.16 to 4:06.19. In August, Eccleston defended her HOKA ONE ONE Long Island Mile title, breaking the beam in a race record 4:26.87, her fourth sub-4:30 of the year! Also earlier in the year, she had an impressivee third place finish at the indoor Wanamaker Mile, part of the 109th Millrose Games, clocking a then personal record 4:26.63 to become the 9th fastest American woman in the indoor Mile all-time to-date.

She competed for the University of Michigan for one year after transfering from Division II school Hillsdale College. Post-collegiately Eccleston, who was a two-time All-American at Michigan, made her first national final finishing 10th in the 1500m at 2014 USA Outdoor Championships.

In 2015, Amanda broke 4:30 for the Mile (the 59th U.S. woman to do so) twice including a 4:29.99 win at the inaugural HOKA ONE ONE Long Island Mile.

FUN FACT: At Hillsdale College, she graduated magna cum laude with honors in biology, before her transfer to Michigan in 2012, where she earned her Master's Degree in Public Health & Epidemiology.



Eccleston, McDonald Triumph at HOKA ONE ONE Long Island Mile

September 04, 2019

Third race title for Eccleston, McDonald clocks PR; nine men go sub-4 at 5th edition


LONG ISLAND, N.Y. – A lively crowd, competitive fields and near perfect race conditions led to exhilarating finishes Wednesday evening at the HOKA ONE ONE Long Island Mile as Amanda...

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Eccleston handles ups & downs to win Minnesota Mile

September 07, 2018

New pro Josh Kerr men's champion; fifth stop on BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2018 awards $17,000; Tour finale The Navy Mile on Sunday, September 30 in Washington, DC

By Jon Nowacki, Duluth News Tribune

Amanda Eccleston had never run the Minnesota Mile before, but she received a valuable piece of...

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Meet the Miler: Amanda Eccleston

July 18, 2018

Brooks-sponsored athlete returning to racing action at the GNC Live Well Liberty Mile, third stop on the BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2018

By David Monico, Bring Back the Mile

Amanda Eccleston is perhaps best known for her heartbreaking 4th place finish at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials 1500 meters,...

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Defending Champ Ben Blankenship, Top U.S. Miler Amanda Eccleston Headline GNC Live Well Liberty Mile

July 05, 2018

Friday, July 20 night time Mile race in The City of Champions offers a $30,000 prize purse; third stop on the BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2018

From P3R

PITTSBURGH – Defending champion Ben Blankenship and top U.S. Miler Amanda Eccleston headline a deep field of professional runners at this year’s GNC...

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Three Races That Have Shaped My Running Career

October 07, 2016

These three races don’t stand out as physical accomplishments; instead they each reflect a mental breakthrough and turning point.

By Amanda Eccleston

Every so often a race leaves a lasting impact on you that’s far more than just a good time or a nice win. Over the past 14 years of my running...

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2016 HOKA ONE ONE Long Island Mile Fields Announced

August 29, 2016

Torrence, Eccleston to defend their race titles; live & free stream; $22,000 prize purse available

From HOKA ONE ONE Long Island Mile

Are you ready? The HOKA ONE ONE Long Island Mile hits the track next week on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. In its debut, last year’s event saw 7...

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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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0.03 Seconds

July 27, 2016

But 0.03 seconds doesn’t have to define me. The joy I receive through running and the people involved far outweighs that fraction of a second.

By Amanda Eccleston

0.03 seconds is about the amount of time it takes to blink your eyes. It’s also the amount of time that separated me from becoming...

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Eccleston running toward Olympics

April 11, 2016

I ran a 5:13 Mile in high school. I was a decent runner, I guess, but I had no idea I would enjoy it this much. I love running.

By Doug Donnelly, Daily Telegram Sports Writer

ANN ARBOR -- Talk about athletes who reach their full potential.

Amanda (Putt) Eccleston was an accomplished runner...

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