Mile News

McSweyn edges Wightman in John Landy Mile

February 15, 2024

By Len Johnson for World Athletics

For a moment off the final bend in the John Landy Mile at the Maurie Plant Meet in Melbourne, it looked like teen phenom Cameron Myers might pull off a similar victory over 2022 World 1500m champion Jake Wightman and Stewart McSweyn. Having tracked the big two...

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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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Jenny Simpson is Back on Her Starting Line

January 28, 2024

By Barbara Huebner

When Jenny Barringer was a third grader, she moved to Florida over Thanksgiving break, well after the semester had begun at Partin Elementary School. As a way for her to make friends, a physical education teacher suggested she join an after-school running program, where the...

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Past champions Muir, St. Pierre headline NYRR Women’s Wanamaker Mile

January 20, 2024

World class women’s field expected at famed Millrose Games on Sunday, February 11; live TV broadcast on NBC and Peacock

From Millrose Games

Anticipation is building for the 116th Millrose Games, as this iconic event nears. As always, the day will conclude in style with the running of the...

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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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Wightman to launch Olympic campaign in Melbourne Mile

December 09, 2023

“I am really looking forward to getting back to racing in 2024 after missing 2023 with injury. It will be great to get going at the Maurie Plant Meet in Melbourne against Stewart McSweyn and Matt Ramsden."

From World Athletics

Britain’s 2022 world 1500m champion Jake Wightman will continue...

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Ratified: road Mile world records for Kessler and Welteji

December 07, 2023

"The road Mile is a very American event and we're quite experienced in them. I'm very proud of myself.”

From World Athletics

World records set in the road Mile by Diribe Welteji and Hobbs Kessler at the World Athletics Road Running Championships Riga 23 have now been ratified.

At the...

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A Select Group: Only 33 men have gone sub-4 and sub-2:10

October 08, 2023

Two-time Olympic Marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge fastest official Mile-marathon combined time; six Americans: Brian Shrader, Martin Hehir, Galen Rupp, Alan Culpepper, Ken Martin & Greg Meyer members of rare club; Meyer the first member

By Bring Back the Mile

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has...

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Welteji, Kessler crush world records to win inaugural world road Mile titles in Riga

October 01, 2023

"The road Mile is a very American event and we're quite experienced in them. I'm very proud of myself.”

From World Athletics

Ethiopia’s Diribe Welteji and USA’s Hobbs Kessler shattered the world records to win two thrilling road Mile races at the World Road Running Championships Riga 23 on...

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