Mile News Tagged Elinor Purrier


The legacy of Jenny Simpson

July 01, 2021

“I have a million and one reasons to be grateful to Jenny Simpson.”

By Erin Strout, PodiumRunner.com

The last time Jenny Simpson watched the Olympics on television, it was 2004. Deena Kastor won a bronze medal in the Marathon and Simpson was a 17-year-old high school kid in Florida, unaware...

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Elle Purrier St. Pierre Dominates U.S. Olympic Trials 1500m

June 21, 2021

Cory McGee, Heather MacLean also set personal records to earn Team USA berths to Tokyo

By Taylor Dutch, Runner's World

Leading wire-to-wire, Elle Purrier St. Pierre convincingly won the women’s 1500 meters at the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials on Monday in Eugene, Oregon. At the new,...

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From Farm to Fame: Elle Purrier Seeking First Olympic Berth

June 12, 2021

The Vermont native is one of only four American women to have broken 2 minutes for the 800 meters, 4 minutes for the 1500 and 15 minutes for the 5000.

By Rich Sands, TeamUSA.org

In the world of track & field, Elinor Purrier is known as the runner who was raised on a farm. She's hoping that...

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Elle Purrier’s rise to the top leads to U.S. Olympic team dream

February 07, 2021

"At this time I really don't know what [Olympic Trials] event I'm doing - the 1500m or the 5K."

By Dave Hunter, RunBlogRun.com

A favorite, albeit shopworn, expression is "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." It is a saying that can be witnessed and validated in many walks of...

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The Best Mile Moments of 2020

December 22, 2020

Longstanding women’s U.S. indoor Mile record shattered; 11th U.S. high schooler sub-4; two outdoor Masters age group world records; COVID-19 causes cancelled events, limited racing year

By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile

The main storyline of 2020 was obviously the COVID-19 pandemic and its...

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Elle Purrier Spending Her COVID-19 Spring at Home

May 11, 2020

“I definitely have more fun with the 1500 and the Mile. That’s what I would prefer to do..."

By Sieg Lindstrom, Track & Field News

Call it a long, loooong weekend. Or “there’s no place like home.” It’s the story of Mile star Elle Purrier’s spring at her family’s dairy farm in northern...

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Purrier pulverizes U.S. indoor Mile record at 113th Millrose Games

February 08, 2020

O’Hare wins men’s NYRR Wanamaker Mile for the second time in three years

Summary by BBTM with support from Nick Nicholas, The Armory

NEW YORK – On Saturday afternoon at The Armory New Balance Track & Field Center, the athletes delivered an outstanding, historic 113th Millrose Games. In the...

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Klosterhalfen ready to defend women’s Wanamaker Mile title

January 23, 2020

German Olympian to face formidable field including American stars Elinor Purrier & Nikki Hiltz and Canadian Gabriela DeBues-Stafford at The Armory; live national NBC broadcast

From NYRR

NEW YORK – Defending champion and World Championship medalist Konstanze Klosterhalfen of Germany, 2018 NCAA...

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The Best Mile Moments of 2019

December 20, 2019

Longstanding indoor and outdoor Mile world records broken; Herrera & Kampf BBTM Grand Prix Tour champions and more BBTM Effect!

By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile

The Bring Back the Mile campaign was launched in January 2012 to elevate & celebrate the storied distance, and over the past 8...

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Olympic hopeful Purrier talks running with local athletes

October 18, 2019

“She really shows you that no matter where you grow up you can achieve your dreams if you work for them."

By Ruthie Laroche, St. Albans Messenger

RICHFORD — Elle Purrier, fresh from competition at the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar, spoke to runners from MVU, Enosburg, Fairfax, and...

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