Mile News

Shelby Houlihan ready to chase Olympic gold

December 05, 2019

"Right now, the plan would be to double her in the 1500 and 5000 meters at the Olympic Trials."

By Kerry Eggers, Portand Tribune

When effort intersects with talent, the results can be spectacular.

Enter the world of Shelby Houlihan, who at age 26 is on the precipice of unprecedented success...

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Advice to my younger self: Nick Willis

December 04, 2019

You will learn that you can only explore your absolute limits after two years of uninterrupted training.

By Nick Willis for World Athletics

Two-time Olympic 1500m medalist Nick Willis has learned a lot during his 17-year international career. If the middle-distance runner from New Zealand...

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The Natural: From Cobh to top of the world with Sonia O’Sullivan

November 29, 2019

In 1994, the Irish running legend was the fastest woman in the world over 1500m, the Mile, 2000m & 3000m, and also set a world record of 5:25.36 for 2000m.

By Cathal Dennehy, Irish Examiner

Safi, a port city on Morocco’s Atlantic coast, is not the kind of place you expect to be reminded of...

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Simpson commits to Camel City Elite 3000m

November 22, 2019

By Eddie Wooten, News & Record

Olympic and World Championship multi-medalist Jenny Simpson, one of the top middle-distance runners in U.S. history, has committed to run the 3000 meters at the upcoming Camel City Elite indoor meet at JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem on Saturday, Feb. 8.


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