Mile News Tagged Joe Vigil

Brenda Martinez giving back in abundance

April 05, 2017

For the fifth year, the 2016 Olympian aims to inspire high school runners at a summer camp she hosts in Big Bear, California: “I appreciate my life more because of them.”

By Heather Mayer Irvine, Runner's World

It was a phone call with her famed coach, Joe Vigil, that sparked the idea....

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Resilience personified: Rio Olympian Brenda Martinez

November 23, 2016

Coach Vigil bases a lot of his training off Sebastian Coe’s training. Back in the day, Coach Vigil didn’t know much about the Mile, so he went to the UK to learn about the Mile.

By Runner's Tribe

Runner’s Tribe recently caught up with 2016 Rio Olympian, 2013 World Championships 800m bronze...

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With Husband’s Support, Brenda Martinez Takes Olympic Road Less Traveled

July 26, 2016

"Ever since then we reached out to Dr. Vigil, and him just giving us a hand, we didn't take it for granted, and it just changed everything in how we view things."

By Jonathan Crowl,

You call Carlos Handler in the middle of the afternoon. He's happy to talk -- but he and his...

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A life spent running: Brenda Martinez

September 21, 2013

"Athletics saved my life.”; "I belong here and know I can run with these girls."

By SPIKES Magazine

If you wanted to create a textbook to give to parents about why their kids should take up athletics, then pay attention to the story of Brenda Martinez.

From “humble beginnings” in the...

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A middle-distance relationship

August 14, 2013

Brenda Martinez has been coached by phone or email to become one of the best in the world in 800. Now she has a chance to win the first World Championship medal for a U.S. woman in the event.

By Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times

Brenda Martinez wasn't ready to give up her running career after...

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Brenda Martinez to Host Big Bear Altitude Training Camp

May 17, 2013

Five Riverside and San Bernardino County girls to be part of inaugural camp June 28-30 hosted by top U.S. Miler; "giving back in abundance"

On June 28-30 in Big Bear Lake, California, top U.S. Miler Brenda Martinez (right, PhotoRun) will host a high school girls altitude training camp. Last...

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4 Minutes with a Miler: Brenda Martinez

May 31, 2012

Bring Back the Mile’s podcast series, 4 Minutes with a Miler, sits down with 2012 U.S. Open Mile Champion and 4:32.29 Miler, Brenda Martinez, coached by the legendary Joe Vigil. A UC Riverside grad, Martinez is a three-time NCAA All-American. The interview is hosted by Duncan Larkin with the...

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