Mile News Tagged London 2012

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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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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Battle scars fail to derail Matthew Centrowitz in Olympic 1500 meter semifinal

August 06, 2012

Ex-UO star moves on to 1500 final but Wheating does not

By Curtis Anderson, The Register-Guard

LONDON — Matthew Centrowitz is such an intuitive racer that he never seems to find trouble on the track.

On Sunday, however, during the semifinal heats of the 1500 meters at the London Olympics,...

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Olympics : Mo’s ‘metric Mile’

August 04, 2012

Plymouth native aims for Olympic history

By Tim Creason, South Bend Tribune

Morgan Uceny won't just be battling runners from Africa and Europe during her Olympic races in London.

The Plymouth native has to overcome history, as well.

No American has ever won an Olympic medal in the women's...

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Monument’s Simpson prepares for Olympic medal in 1500

August 04, 2012

By  David Ramsey, The Gazette

LONDON – Monument resident Jenny Simpson has traveled to England with a lazer-like focus. She’s here to prepare to compete in the Olympic 1500 meters.

And that’s about it.

Simpson eats breakfast at the Olympic Village, takes a bus to a vigorous daily workout...

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Simpson backs wife overseas

August 02, 2012

By Chris Geinosky, Liberty Tribune

Running has taken Jason Simpson many places in life.

His most recent journey lands him in London for the 2012 Olympic Games. That is where he’s supporting his wife Jenny (Barringer) Simpson, a two-time Olympic qualifier.

Jason, a standout athlete in his...

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