Mile News Tagged London 2012

Plymouth parents explain how basketball & 4-H helped their daughter become an Olympic track star

August 02, 2012

By Angelo Di Carlo, WNDU Channel 16

As you drive passed the corn fields - in between the farms - stands one home you can't miss.

It's not because of the American flag that waves in the wind. Maybe it's the Olympic rings on the garage or the Team USA banner in the front window.

This ranch is...

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Beach Vacation Set Manzano on Course for Second Olympic Appearance

July 26, 2012

“I know if I’m in the right place at the right time I have a good chance here, to finish in the top three or top five.”
By David Monti, (c) 2012 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved

TEDDINGTON, England – (July 26, 2012) – When Leo Manzano left the track at the IAAF World Championships in...

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London 2012: Sir Roger Bannister hot favorite to light Olympic flame

July 26, 2012

William Hill stop taking bets on 83-year-old's appointment; Bannister became first man to ran sub-4 minute Mile

By Sam Jones, The Guardian

William Hill has stopped taking bets on Sir Roger Bannister lighting the Olympic cauldron after receiving a flurry of big bets backing the man who ran the...

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Confidence Growing, Rowbury Ready for Rigors of 1500m Rounds

July 24, 2012

“I feel like I can get better as the rounds progress because I’m able to recover quickly and bounce back.”
By David Monti, (c) 2012 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved

TEDDINGTON, England – (July 24, 2012) – The three rounds of the 1500m at the Olympic Games makes that event a...

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Jenny Barringer Simpson’s persistent competitiveness marks Olympic journey

July 22, 2012

By George Diaz, Orlando Sentinel

The first step of Jenny Barringer Simpson's athletic career began as a third-grader competing in a Mile race around a soccer field. She finished second to a girl named Brittany Baxter.

Brittany went to become a cheerleader at Oviedo High School.

Jenny went...

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Rowbury’s roots helped cultivate Olympic career

July 22, 2012

By Alexis Terrazas, San Francisco Examine

Andy Chan first witnessed it 14 years ago, and has seen it hundreds of times since.

It’s the simple sight of his former student, Shannon Rowbury, jumping up and down two to three times before each and every race. But four years ago at the Beijing...

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Mexican-American Track Star Hopes Big Heart Provides Olympic Edge

July 21, 2012

By Latin American Herald Tribune

ATLANTA, Ga. – Mexican-born U.S. track athlete Leonel “Leo” Manzano is making his final preparations for the London Games, confident that his Olympic-sized heart will lead him to his best-ever time in the 1500 meters.

Manzano stands just 5 feet 5 inches and is...

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Road to the Olympics: Morgan Uceny poised to medal after years of struggling

July 21, 2012

PLYMOUTH, Ind. -- If there were no Hoosier resembling Morgan Uceny in reality, there would be in the imagination.

Raised amid cornfields. Cared for farm animals. Loves basketball. Works hard. Exudes humility.

It is the latter element of Uceny's personality that has restrained her. How can you...

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‘Solution’ reached on cauldron lighter

July 21, 2012

By Rod Harris, Associated Press

LONDON -- The decision-makers finally have an answer to the question of who will light the Olympic cauldron at Friday's opening ceremony.

Steve Redgrave? Daley Thompson? Kelly Holmes? Roger Bannister?

Don't ask, because they're not saying.

"There is a...

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Anne Arundel running star to compete at London Games

July 20, 2012

'Centro-nation' signs pop up in Arnold for Matthew Centrowitz


ARNOLD, Md. - A star runner from Anne Arundel County will make his Olympic debut next month -- and his mother can't wait.

Matthew Centrowitz, 22, will be compete in the 1500-m track and field event on Aug. 3 with...

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