Yared Nuguse

Birthday: 06/01/99 Mile PR: 3:43.97 - 2023 (U.S. record)
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 3:29.02 - 2023
High School: Dupont Manual High School (KY) '17
Hometown: Louisville, KY
College: Notre Dame '21
Current Residence: Boulder, CO

Team: On Athletics Club

Yared Nuguse defended his Wanamaker Mile title in 3:47.83, just off his U.S. record from 2023, and the following week, won the USA 3000m indoor title in 7:55.76, earning a Team USA berth for the World Indoor Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.

He won the Rudin Wanamaker Mile, setting an American indoor record of 3:47.38 (#2 all-time indoors) on February 11, 2023 (fastest Mile in the month) and shattering Bernard Lagat's 3:49.89 on the same day in 2005; en route U.S. 1500m record too (3:33.22). Earlier in 2023, he also set the U.S. 3000m indoor record, clocking 7:28.24 for the win at the BU John Thomas Terrier Classic on January 27 in Boston.

In May 2023, Nuguse set a 1500m PR, clocking 3:33.02 at the Rabat Diamond League meet, and in June, finished third at the Bislett Games 1500m, setting another PR of 3:29.02. In July, he won the USA 1500 title, his first, in 3:34.90, earning a trip to Budapest for the World Championships in August, and later in the month, won the 1500m at the London DL meet in 3:30.44.

In Budapest, August 2023, he finished 5th in the World Championships 1500m (3:30.25), and the following week at the Weltklasse Zürich meet, he won the 1500m in 3:30.49, just edging World champion Josh Kerr.

At the 2023 Bowerman Mile, part of the Diamond League final, Nuguse finished a close second to Jakob Ingebrigtsen, clocking 3:43.97, #4 all-time, to shatter Alan Webb's 2007 U.S. Mile record (3:46.91). He closed his stellar season, winning the Kalakaua Merrie Mile, running 3:56.84 in Honolulu.

In 2022, he won the Sir Walter Miler in 3:53.34, setting North Carolina state, meet & personal records. On February 12, 2022, he set the NCAA indoor 3000m record in a time of 7:38.13 at the BU Valentine Invitational.

At the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials, Yared finished third in the 1500 meters to qualify for Team USA, but due to a quad injury he did not compete in the Tokyo Olympics. Earlier in May, he set the NCAA 1500m record, clocking 3:34.68 in the prelims of the ACC Championships and later finished NCAA 1500m runner-up to Cole Hocker.

Also at Notre Dame, Nuguse won the 2019 NCAA 1500m title (outdoors) and anchored the NCAA Distance Medley Relay championshp team (indoors); he was also an All-American in cross country and a member of the NCAA Cross Country Championships runner-up team (2021).

In high school, he won a Kentucky state Cross Country crown, and his senior year, swept the 800 / 1600 / 3200 state titles.

FUN FACT: His nickname is The Goose.

News

St. Pierre, Nuguse win Wanamaker Mile titles

February 11, 2024

New mom St. Pierre breaks her U.S. indoor record; Nuguse near misses his record

From Sam Brief, NBC Olympics

The Wanamaker Mile is the Millrose Games’ flagship and final event. It’s named for department store owner Rodman Wanamaker, whose employees founded the Millrose Games in 1908. The...

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Defending NYRR Wanamaker Mile champion Nuguse to face stellar men’s field

February 07, 2024

“Not only am I stronger and smarter than I was last year, but I will be able to attack this race with a lot more confidence to chase the world record.”; live TV broadcast on NBC and Peacock

From Millrose Games

The 116th Millrose Games on Sunday, February 11, like past editions, promises to be...

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The Best Mile Moments of 2023

December 29, 2023

Record event prize money awarded; record four U.S. high schoolers sub-4 in same race; Nuguse blasts U.S. indoor & outdoor Mile records; Kipyegon shatters women’s outdoor Mile record, Hiltz U.S. record; official road Mile world records recognized, inaugural road Mile World Championship and more!

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Ingebrigtsen, Nuguse challenge world record in a thrilling Bowerman Mile

September 16, 2023

A record 11 men sub-3:50 in the same race as well as five national and one world junior records set!

By Maddie Lang

Jakob Ingebrigtsen and Yared Nuguse gave the fans an exciting show in the Bowerman Mile to fittingly cap off the first day of The Prefontaine Classic on Saturday afternoon.

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Yared Nuguse wins Wanamaker Mile, shatters U.S. indoor record

February 11, 2023

“Definitely the 3:47. I always just love the Mile more. The 3k’s fun, but the Mile, 1500, they’re definitely where my heart’s at.”

By Tim Casey, Forbes, Senior Contributor

Before Saturday, Yared Nuguse had never competed at the famed Millrose Games indoor track meet in New York City. But he...

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Hoare to defend men’s Rudin Wanamaker Mile

January 11, 2023

Commonwealth Games champion to face formidable international field on Saturday, February 11 at the 115th Millrose Games; NBC live broadcast from 4:00pm to 6:00pm EST

From Millrose Games

The 115th Millrose Games will take place on Saturday, February 11th, exactly one month from today, at the...

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Hiltz, Nuguse win 2022 Sir Walter Miler titles

August 05, 2022

Each champion also earns $5000 bonus for North Carolina state record; 12 men go sub-4

From Sir Walter Running

RALEIGH, NC - On a warm, humid summer Friday night with a loud crowd at the 8th Sir Walter Miler, athletes had extra incentive to go after the North Carolina state Mile records held...

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