Mile News Tagged Nick Willis


Inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013 Ends with a Flourish

September 12, 2013

Highlights of national promotional tour of iconic distance include thrilling races and numerous meet, U.S. Junior, NCAA, course and State records; $120,000 awarded to top Milers

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013, showcasing 14 events nationwide, produced...

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A Mile to Remember

August 06, 2013

The view from the pack at the Running Institute Mile in Saline, Michigan; 3,000-plus witness the magic of the Mile

By Liam Boylan-Pett, RunningTimes.com

Twenty-something elite runners in the U.S. are famous for bemoaning the lack of track racing opportunities in the United States. But New...

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Willis Wins Inaugural Running Institute Mile

August 05, 2013

Olympic 1500m silver medalist just misses Michigan State record in front of 3,000-plus fans

By Matt Durr, AnnArbor.com

All that was missing from Saline High School’s athletic fields Sunday night was the pep band as an estimated 3,000 people showed up to watch for the Running Institute Mile....

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Olympian Nick Willis Organizes Running Institute Mile

July 29, 2013

Inaugural track event draws top U.S. and international Mile field in Saline, Michigan on Sunday, August 4; Kevin Sullivan's 3:55.87 state record could be challenged

By Steven Marcinkowski, RunMichigan.com

On Sunday, August 4, a field of national and world class men's Milers will assemble at...

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Medtronic TC Mile Podium Finisher Macklin Chaffee Talks About His Future

May 21, 2013

By Down the Backstretch

Macklin Chaffee finished third in the Medtronic TC Mile on May 10 in  field full of familiar names--Nick Willis, Garrett Heath, Will Leer--but who is Macklin Chaffee?  A graduate of Williams College.  Founder of Golden Orb, a web design and development company, and,...

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Nick Willis Breaks Medtronic TC 1 Mile Record, Pockets $15,000

May 09, 2013

Sarah Brown nips Olympian Nicole Sifuentes for women’s  crown; six men clock sub-4 minute Miles in Minnesota

By Charlie Mahler, Twin Cities In Motion

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Olympic silver medalist Nick Willis extended his season winning streak to eight races with a record-breaking victory at...

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Olympic Medalist Nick Willis Returns to What Works Best

May 06, 2013

His 2013 approach mimics his 2008 Olympic silver-medal year.

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

Nick Willis, New Zealand’s 2008 Olympic 1500-meter silver medalist, will run the Medtronic TC 1 Mile on the roads in Minneapolis on May 9 and a 1500-meter race at the Diamond League meet in...

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Nick Willis Wins Mile at Drake Relays

April 28, 2013

By ONE Sport

New Zealand's Olympic 1500 metres silver medallist Nick Willis (right, PhotoRun) has won the Mile race at the renowned Drake Relays meeting in Des Moines, Iowa today.

He won in a time of 3 minutes 55.70 seconds, over 3 seconds clear of second placed American Miles Batty, who...

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Willis, Martinez Kick to B.A.A. Invitational Mile Wins

April 14, 2013

By David Monti, Race Results Weekly

BOSTON – (April 14, 2013) – A chilly wind blew through Back Bay here this morning, but did little to deter Nick Willis and Brenda Martinez from winning their first B.A.A. Invitational Miles with powerful kick finishes. Their times were modest, 4:03.3 and...

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Olympic Games, World Championships Medalists Highlight B.A.A. Invitational Mile Field

April 05, 2013

Nick Willis (NZL) and Kalkidan Gezahegne (ETH) are top contenders; $14,500 prize purse at stake in the event, held on Sunday, April 14

BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has announced that an international field of elite athletes will compete in the B.A.A. Invitational Mile to...

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