Mile News Tagged London 2012

London 2012 Olympics: The British Miler, episode 11

July 19, 2012

By Telegraph Sport

In the final of our exclusive videos tracking three British 1500m athletes in their attempt to qualify for London 2012, we hear about the joy and the heartache of those who made the cut and those who didn't.

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Fundraising for Morgan Uceny’s Parents to Travel to Olympics in London

July 12, 2012

By Kathy Bottorff, AM 1050

How much does it cost to attend the 2012 Summer Olympics in London?  It costs at least $10,000 for airfare, hotel and tickets to some of the Track & Field events.

Brenda and Marty Uceny of Plymouth will be traveling to the Olympics in August to watch their daughter,...

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Roger Bannister carries Olympic torch on track where he broke 4-minute Mile

July 10, 2012

By Associated Press

OXFORD, England — Roger Bannister returned to the track where he broke the 4-minute barrier for the Mile 58 years ago, walking slowly but smiling broadly as he carried the Olympic torch across the finish line Tuesday just 17 days before the start of the London Games.


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Olympic track: Winning gold won’t be easy for Uceny

July 06, 2012

By Tim Creason, South Bend Tribune

Compared to what lies ahead, winning the women's 1500-meter run at the U.S. Olympic Trials may seem like a piece of cake for Plymouth native Morgan Uceny.

Fact: Since 1972, when the women's 1500 was added to the Olympic lineup, no American has ever won a...

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1500 Meters U.S. Champion on Humble Beginnings

July 02, 2012

By Michel Martin, National Public Radio

Leonel Manzano is the new U.S. track and field champion in the men's 1500 meters. He took home the title on Sunday night, and booked his place on the 2012 U.S. Olympic team. As part of Tell Me More's preview of the Summer Olympics, host Michel Martin...

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U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials: Front-running Morgan Uceny’s ready to race the world

July 02, 2012

By David Woods, The Register-Guard

Since the Olympic Games introduced the 1,500 meters for women in 1972, the race has been dominated by Eastern Europeans and Africans. No American has ever won a medal.

Not Mary Decker Slaney. Not Suzy Favor Hamilton. Not Ruth Wysocki. Not Francie Larrieu....

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Jenny Simpson and coach hope for London medal after trials

June 30, 2012

Monument resident in 1,500 finals Sunday

By David Ramsey, The Gazette


Juli Benson has spent dozens of hours working with Jenny Simpson. She’s not spent a single hour worrying about Simpson.

It’s easy to be confident about Simpson’s future. She competes Sunday in the 1,500 finals at the...

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Country girl Morgan Uceny aims for first Olympics

June 05, 2012

As part of USA TODAY Sports' "100 Olympic hopefuls in 100 Days" series, prospective U.S. Olympians give their thoughts on the Games in their own words.

By Michael Florek, USA Today

Last September, Morgan Uceny was 500 meters away from winning a gold medal at the world championships in the...

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Roger Bannister to carry the Olympic torch at the Oxford track where he made history

June 04, 2012

Sir Roger Bannister will carry the Olympic torch on the track where he became the first man to run the Mile in less than four minutes

By Tim Walker, The Telegraph

OXFORD - Although Sir Roger Bannister would have been a popular choice to light the Olympic flame at the opening ceremony, the...

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At 37, Bernard Lagat is still in pursuit of Olympic gold

June 02, 2012

Lagat, who took a bronze medal at the 2000 Olympics and silver at the 2004 Games running the 1,500 meters, faltered at the 2008 Games. Now he's among the favorites in the 5,000 meters at London.

By David Wharton, Los Angeles Times

Time means everything to a runner.

Every step equals another...

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