5 Steps to Running Your Fastest Mile
U.S. champ Miler Will Leer leads the way to your next PR
By Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Magazine
"There is nothing like standing on the start line of the 1500 meters. It always will be the blue ribbon event. It is the last day. The stadium is full. Everybody is watching. You feel like a gladiator. I’m Spartacus.”
These lofty words come from Britain’s Peter Elliott, who won a silver medal in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. Although the 1500 and the Mile (1,609.344 meters) have perhaps lost a little of their prestige in recent years, the events remain the ultimate benchmark for the middle-distance runner.
We asked Will Leer, a U.S. indoor Mile national champion with a personal record of 3:51.82, to give us a few pointers about what it takes to run a blazing four laps on the track (and roads).
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