Mile News Tagged London 2012


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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Olympic men’s 1500 meters: Matthew Centrowitz advances, Andrew Wheating eliminated

August 05, 2012

By Oregonian Sports

Former University of Oregon runners Matthew Centrowitz and Andrew Wheating met different fates on Sunday in the men's 1500 meter semifinals at the London Olympics.

Centrowitz, who trains with Alberto Salazar's Nike Oregon Project, summoned a surge on the final lap and...

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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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Wheating’s second shot

August 02, 2012

Vermonter gets another crack at Olympic dreams

By David Woods, USA Today

LONDON — Andrew Wheating says he’s not the wide-eyed, autograph-seeking tourist he was at his first Olympics four years ago. Neither is he the fearsome Miler who ran the world’s fourth-fastest 1500 meters two years ago.

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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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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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