Mile News Tagged Jake Wightman


Olympians Wightman, Reekie win New Balance 5th Avenue Mile

September 12, 2021

At 40th edition, nearly 4,000 finishers in 20 heats run, including FDNY / NYPD heat, on 20th anniversary weekend of 9/11; prize purse of $34,000 awarded

From NYRR

NEW YORK - Tokyo Olympians Jake Wightman and Jemma Reekie led a British sweep of the professional athlete races at the 40th...

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Olympians, Past Champions Headline New Balance 5th Avenue Mile

September 08, 2021

Tokyo Olympians Matthew Centrowitz, Paul Chelimo, Clayton Murphy, Jake Wightman and Jemma Reekie to close seasons by racing down Manhattan’s most famous thoroughfare live on USATF.TV; $34,000 prize purse; 20 heats to be run, including FDNY / NYPD heat to mark 20th anniversary of 9/11

From NYRR

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Timothy Cheruiyot Crushes Field to Capture 1500m World Title

October 06, 2019

Fast winning pace also produces two national records and numerous seaonal bests; Rio 2016 champion Matthew Centrowitz 8th

By Mike Rowbottom for the IAAF

DOHA, Qatar - Timothy Cheruiyot led from gun to tape on Sunday evening to add a world 1500 meter gold medal to the silver he collected two...

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Field announced for Emsley Carr Mile

July 09, 2019

Tefera, Ingebrigsten, Willis, Grice, O'Hare and 2017 champion Wightman top entrants for storied Mile event

From IAAF

LONDON - World indoor 1500m record holder Samuel Tefera is among the headliners announced for the Emsley Carr Mile at the Müller Anniversary Games, the 10th stop of the 2019...

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Simpson Earns Record-Extending 7th Win at New Balance 5th Avenue Mile

September 09, 2018

Wightman men’s champion; a record-tying 17 women sub-4:30; also an event record 7,704 finishers across 22 heats in world’s longest running road Mile; $30,000 prize purse awarded

From NYRR

NEW YORK — The USA’s Jenny Simpson raced to her record-extending 7th win and Great Britain’s Jake...

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Taste of success has given Wightman hunger for more

October 28, 2017

“I’ve always seen him as my coach [his father] because he knows me better than I do. He knows exactly what works.”

By Cathal Dennehy for the IAAF

The Las Vegas Strip, at 6:00am on a Saturday morning, is not the kind of place you expect to find a world class athlete.

At that time, it’s...

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