Mile News Tagged London Games

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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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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Last Amateur Bannister Is No LeBron Chasing Olympic Ideal

July 09, 2012

By Oliver Staley, Bloomberg Business Week

Britain was still reeling from World War II in the early 1950s. Then came the coronation of a new queen, the conquest of Mt. Everest and, in May 1954, the breaking of the four-minute Mile by Roger Bannister.

Bannister and his epic run helped rally the...

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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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