Mile News Tagged London Games


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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London 2012 - Should Bannister light Olympic flame?

June 01, 2012

Five-times Olympic gold medallist Steve Redgrave remains the bookies' hot favourite to light the Olympic flame in the stadium at the London 2012 opening ceremony, but Sir Roger Bannister is closing on him.

By Eurosport

Redgrave is a 1-3 favourite to be afforded the honour, but legendary...

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London 2012 Olympics: the British Miler, episode five

May 28, 2012

By The Telegraph

In the fifth of our exclusive videos tracking three British 1,500m athletes in their attempt to qualify for London 2012, we join Andy Baddeley as he trains for the Games in Richmond Park, west London.

Baddeley recently exceeded the 'A' qualifying time for the London 2012...

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Track’s Leo Manzano ready to improve on ‘08 Olympics

May 22, 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

Leo Manzano's first trip to the Olympics ended when he didn't make the final of the men's 1,500 meters.

He...

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London 2012 Olympics: The British Miler

May 02, 2012

Courtesy of The Telegraph

LONDON - In the first of our exclusive videos tracking three British 1500m athletes in their attempt to qualify for London 2012, we look back at a distinguished honour roll of British middle-distance runners.

Britain has a rich tradition of success in middle-distance...

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Lopez Lomong’s Story: Tide US Athlete Video

April 12, 2012

What does the Red, White and Blue mean to you? This is what it means to Lopez Lomong and the Tide campaign to honor the Olympic Spirit.

Lomong was a 2008 Olympian at 1500 meters and holds a personal best of 3:53.18 for the Mile. Lomong will look to represent the U.S. at the 2012 Olympics in the...

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IOC Drops 1500 for Mile as Marquee Track Event

April 01, 2012

Special emergency meeting approves Mile for 2012 London Olympic track & field schedule

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – (April 1, 2012) – In an unprecedented emergency meeting and vote, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has dropped the 1500 meters for the Mile as an Olympic track event effective...

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