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.
Continue reading at: telegraph.co.uk
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,...
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.
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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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