Mile News Tagged London 2012


Mile Legend Bannister Attends Olympic 1500 Final

August 08, 2012

From Sports Illustrated via AP

LONDON - Roger Bannister will forever be remembered for four laps around the track.

So it was fitting that the first man to break the four-minute Mile 58 years ago was front and center in the Olympic Stadium on Tuesday night to watch the men's 1500 meters, known...

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Morgan Uceny Advances to Final in 1500 Meters

August 08, 2012

By David Woods, Indystar

LONDON -- Morgan Uceny, who once resisted becoming a Miler because she didn't want to race that far, has become one of the world's best at one of track and field's glamour distances.

Uceny, a 27-year-old from Plymouth, Ind., qualified for the 1500 meter final at the...

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Monument’s Jenny Simpson Finishes Last in Heat of 1500 Meter Semis

August 08, 2012

By John Meyer, The Denver Post

LONDON — A year ago Jenny Simpson ran what she called "the perfect race on the perfect day," winning a gold medal in the 1500 meters at the world championships. Pretty much the opposite happened Wednesday night.

Simpson, a Monument resident and Colorado grad,...

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London Games Chief Strives to Put Buzz Back in Track Events

August 08, 2012

By Christopher Clarey, New York Times

LONDON — If not for a late surge and a perfectly pitched speech in Singapore seven years ago, Sebastian Coe would never have been sitting where he was on Tuesday night, perched in a new Olympic Stadium, next to one of his role models, Roger Bannister, with...

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Plenty of Mettle but no Medal for Matthew Centrowitz in 1500

August 08, 2012

Matt Centrowitz shoots for the gold in the 1500 final but misses out on bronze

By Curtis Anderson, The Register-Guard

LONDON — Just like Steve Prefontaine 40 years ago at the 1972 Munich Olympics, former Oregon standout Matthew Centrowitz was going for the win on Tuesday night.

And just...

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Plymouth’s Uceny to Run for Gold Friday

August 08, 2012

By Angelo Di Carlo, WNDU-TV

Michiana's Golden hope will get a shot at a gold medal. Plymouth's Morgan Uceny finished 3rd in the semifinals of the 1500 meter women's run Wednesday afternoon in London. The Plymouth native now advances to the finals on Friday.

The race aired on WNDU-TV at...

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USA’s Manzano Comes From Behind to Claim Silver in 1500

August 07, 2012

"My kick has always been there. Ever since I was maybe 12 years old, I've had this major gift from God. I guess sometimes it's just been kind of overlooked."

By David Leon Moore, USA TODAY

LONDON – The race was run by someone who a day earlier had been kicked out of the Olympics. That alone...

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Md.‘s Matthew Centrowitz Finishes Fourth in 1500m Race

August 07, 2012

By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun

LONDON - If the Algerian runner had stayed disqualified. If a fellow American hadn't surged past him near the finish line. If he had run .05 of a second faster.

Matthew Centrowitz almost medaled in the 1500 meter race here Tuesday night, but for several...

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Roger Bannister’s Legacy Endures Test of Time

August 07, 2012

Of all the knighted British sporting legends, Bannister is still the most revered and remembered.

By Mike Wise, The Washington Post

LONDON — The attendant from the British Olympic Committee had brought a wheelchair along for the hunching 83-year-old man. But he refused, determined to walk the...

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Jenny Simpson qualifies for 1500 meters semis by less than a second

August 06, 2012

By John Meyer, The Denver Post

LONDON — Monument's Jenny Simpson brought some unwanted drama and suspense to the first round of the women's 1500 meters Monday, qualifying for the semifinal on Wednesday with less than a second to spare.

Simpson, the reigning world champion and a former...

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