Mile News Tagged Mary Decker Slaney


U.S. female Milers have high hopes at Pre Classic 2015

May 20, 2015

Simpson, Rowbury, Coburn and Moser are all contenders in 1500 meters

From The Register-Guard

Traditionally, American women haven’t fared well at the Prefontaine Classic 1500 meter race.

This year could be a different story.

American’s Jenny Simpson, Shannon Rowbury, Emma Coburn and ...

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Mile Moment of the Month: Heald’s Historic Run

March 17, 2014

HOKA ONE ONE presents the inaugural Mile Moment of the Month

By Bring Back the Mile

March 1972: The world was still embroiled in the Cold War, the Vietnam War was raging on and U.S. President Richard Nixon had recently returned from an official visit to Mao Zedong in China. To step on the...

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Nine for IX: Runner

August 12, 2013

The latest ESPN Nine for IX documentary takes a look at one of sports most infamous moments, the Mary Decker - Zola Budd collision at the 1984 Olympic Games at 3000 meters; premiers on ESPN on August 13; directed by former world class runner Shola Lynch, winner of the 1984 Millrose Games Girls'...

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Checking in with Mary Decker Slaney

August 04, 2013

"A positive aspect of 1984 is that a lot of Americans came to know what women's running is about, came to know more about women's running, and followed it more."

By John Garcia, ABC 7 Chicago

I probably gave myself away pretty early in the interview when I admitted I was one of those teenage...

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Cain’s able beyond her years

June 21, 2013

Teenage runner on record-breaking pace competing at USA Outdoor track championships

By Philip Hersh, Chicago Tribune

DES MOINES, Iowa — Among the first words out of Mary Cain's mouth Thursday was "Moscow."

That said it all.

Here was Cain, having just run her first-ever race at the USA...

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State Mile Guide: #2 Pennsylvania

March 13, 2013

Date of Statehood: December 12, 1787
Capital: Harrisburg
Motto: Virtue, Liberty & Independence

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has a rich Mile history with the "State of Independence" hosting some of the fastest and most exciting Mile races in the United States. The historic Penn Relays has...

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Going Head to Head: Who is the Greatest Miler in History?

September 20, 2012

By Barbara Huebner, NYRR News

Some of the greatest Milers in the world have won the Fifth Avenue Mile presented by Nissan, which will be run for the 32nd time on Saturday. Sydney Maree, Steve Scott, Mary Slaney, John Walker, Peter Elliott and Bernard Lagat are among those who have broken the...

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An Open Love Letter to the Mile

February 14, 2012

Dear Mile:

You were our First Love from the first time that we set eyes on your classic beauty & rich history; it's been a wonderful 140-plus years together. From the time Edward Merritt (USA) ran 4:43.8 in 1877 to Great Britian's Sir Roger Bannister's ground breaking, and now iconic, first...

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After the Fall

October 01, 2009

Many remember Zola Budd as the barefoot prodigy who broke world records, became a symbol of South Africa's oppression, and was blamed for Mary Decker's Olympic nightmare, but her story has more heartbreak, more hard-fought redemption and considerably more weirdness than the legend.

By Steve...

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Running Legend Slaney Settles for Slower Pace

January 30, 2009

By Don Norcross, The San Diego Union Tribune

Mary Slaney wants to run. Not jog. Run.

There is a difference. Jogging is for exercise. Running is for exhilaration. Jogging is comfortable. Running hurts.

But Slaney, America's greatest female middle-distance runner, can't run. Not like she...

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