Mile News Tagged Alexa Efraimson

Top Fields Set for Drake Relays Presented by Hy-Vee Men’s Mile & Women’s 1500

April 14, 2019

Former University of Iowa standout Erik Sowinski and fellow USA champion Heather Kampf headline races on Saturday, April 27 in Des Moines

From Drake Athletic Communications

The men's Mile and women's 1500 meters are set to feature some of the top runners in the world as part of the Drake...

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Simpson Returns to Drake Relays for U.S. Record Attempt

April 04, 2018

Five-time event champion and Rio Olympic medalist eyes 2 Mile national record against top women's field on the famed Blue Oval

From Drake Relays

DES MOINES, Iowa – Five-time Drake Relays champion Jenny Simpson returns to the Blue Oval to challenge the American outdoor 2 Mile record as part of...

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Simpson, Houlihan lead parade of Olympians headed to Drake Relays

April 14, 2017

Iowa natives part of "one of the best women’s 1500 meter fields we’ve ever assembled.”

By Cody Goodwin, The Des Moines Register

A slew of local athletes and plenty of Olympians will make their way to Des Moines in just a couple of weeks.

New Drake Relays director Blake Boldon said on...

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The Best Mile Moments of 2016

December 28, 2016

Two more U.S. high school boys go sub-4, Drew Hunter and Michael Slagowski; two historic Olympic 1500 medals won in Rio by Matthew Centrowitz (gold) and Jenny Simpson (bronze); $480,000-plus record prize money awarded; third BBTM Grand Prix Tour sets records and more highlight banner year

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Kate Murphy on pace to become all-time high school great

October 27, 2016

“Kate is more focused and driven this season, I think there is a little less pressure now that she is committed to a college and she has had the chance to go to many different places.”

By Steven Dilsizian, USA TODAY Sports

Kate Murphy looks to cement herself as one of the all-time greats in...

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Dibaba Breaks African Mile Record in Rovereto

September 07, 2016

Indoor Mile world record holder clocks second fastest women's outdoor time ever in season ending race; Alexa Efraimson shatters outdoor U.S. Junior Mile record

By Diego Sampaolo, IAAF

Genzebe Dibaba grabbed the headlines at the Palio della Quercia meeting in Rovereto, Italy after recording...

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Billings’ Christina Aragon wins 1500 bronze medal at World U20 Championships

July 26, 2016

“I’m really excited. It’s always such an exciting thing to be able to PR, especially the last meet of the season.”

By Billings Gazette staff

Christina Aragon’s incredible summer continued on Sunday, August 24 as the Billings Senior High graduate finished in third place in the 1500 meter...

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Lake Braddock’s Kate Murphy prepares for Olympic Trials

June 23, 2016

“I’m running as fast as I can, but I go faster with competition. I still don’t know what my limit is.”

By Charlie Ban, Run Washington

Kate Murphy knows she can run faster in the 1500 meters, she just needs competition.

She’ll finally get it July 7, when she races the first round of the U.S....

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Alexa Efraimson: The Teen Miler to Watch at USATF Championships

June 24, 2015

Eighteen-year-old pro is a contender for World Championships 1500 meter team.

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

A teen who turned pro while in high school might make the U.S. 1500 meter team for August’s World Championships in Beijing. But if it happens, the odds are that it will be...

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Efraimson takes life as a professional runner one step at a time

June 08, 2015

Breakthrough at Pre Classic highlight of year marked by growth

By Micah Rice, The Columbian

On a recent rainy afternoon, one of the hottest young names in American running blazed around the Hudson's Bay High School track.

As Alexa Efraimson's eyes locked onto the finish line ahead, each...

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