Mile News Tagged Edward Cheserek


Seven-time champion Jenny Simpson to defend New Balance 5th Avenue Mile crown

August 21, 2019

Stellar fields including four-time men's champ Nick Willis at world’s most iconic road Mile; $34,000 prize purse; inaugural Back to School Mile added to 39th edition; event to be broadcast live on NBC beginning at 12:30pm ET

From NYRR

NEW YORK – Olympic medalist Jenny Simpson will race for...

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New Jersey’s All-Time Sub-4 Minute Milers

May 09, 2019

Only one high school in the state has produced two sub-4 Milers.

By Jim Lambert, Mile Split NJ

With Monday marking the 65th anniversary of Roger Bannister becoming the first sub-4 minute Miler ever, this seemed like a perfect time to take a look at all the New Jersey high school grads who...

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Ed Cheserek Runs On

February 13, 2019

World class athlete facing frustrating, complex process to obtain U.S. citizenship

By Matthew Futterman, New York Times

For years now, nearly a decade, Ed Cheserek’s path seemed obvious.

A gifted teenage runner from Kenya, he had become a high school sensation at St. Benedict’s Prep in...

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Yomif Kejelcha eyes indoor world record at Wanamaker Mile

February 08, 2019

The Ethiopian is a stud and his races so far this year point to something special at the Millrose Games

By LetsRun.com

We’ve already spent 2,000 words previewing the distance action at the 2019 NYRR Millrose Games, but the final event of the night deserves its own article. Sound the alarm and...

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Colleen Quigley to Defend Women’s NYRR Wanamaker Mile Title

January 24, 2019

Two-time world indoor champion Yomif Kejelcha of Ethiopia also joins stacked men’s Wanamaker Mile field; live broadcast Saturday, February 9 on NBC

From NYRR

NEW YORK — U.S. Olympian Colleen Quigley will return to The Armory’s New Balance Track & Field Center on Saturday, February 9 to defend...

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Murphy, Willis, Cheserek headline men’s NYRR Wanamaker Mile field

January 09, 2019

Signature Millrose Games event from The Armory’s New Balance Track & Field Center to be broadcast live on NBC, Saturday, February 9

From NYRR

NEW YORK — Olympic medalists Clayton Murphy and Nick Willis, along with the world’s fastest Miler indoors or outdoors last year, Edward Cheserek, will...

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Camel City Elite 2019 Draws Top Mile Fields

January 03, 2019

Centrowitz, Chelimo, Cheserek, Willis and Lipsey expected at 7th edition; $6000 for race champion plus $1000 bonus money to the winner for bettering time standard as well as for breaking flat track Mile “world record”

From JDL Fast Track

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – JDL Fast Track has announced the...

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The Best Mile Moments of 2018

December 20, 2018

Record annual prize money awarded exceeds $650,000; Herrera & Lipari BBTM Grand Prix Tour champions, greatest women’s Mile ever, BBTM Effect continues and more!

By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile

Bring Back the Mile, since its first year in 2012, has compiled an annual highlight summary of...

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Cheserek defends Kalakaua Merrie Mile in photo finish

December 08, 2018

Fastest Mile clocked on Hawaiian soil; third edition, part of Honolulu Marathon weekend, draws more than 1,700 runners

From HawaiiNewsNow staff

HONOLULU - Hundreds of runners stretched their legs for a quick workout in the Kalakaua Merrie Mile Saturday morning, ahead of the 46th Honolulu...

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Arise, King Cheserek

February 22, 2018

“That’s the thing I’ve been working on, trying to put my name out there. Mo [Farah] is gone, [Bernard] Lagat is gone, so the younger generation is trying to get the position of those guys.”

From SPIKES

From the outside, it can appear easy. 

Ed Cheserek’s career – and indeed his life – seems...

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