Mile News Tagged Nick Willis


Plenty of Drama on Tap at Millrose

February 14, 2014

A record try for Cain, a farewell for Webb, a homage to Nurmi by Lagat

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

The Millrose Games in New York, now at the Armory Track & Field Center in upper Manhattan, will be staged for the 107th time Saturday. As always, the meet that has produced so much track...

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World Championships Medalist Matthew Centrowitz and Teenage Track Sensation Mary Cain to headline NY

January 29, 2014

Three-time Olympian Nick Willis and USA champion Morgan Uceny also among top competitors

NEW YORK — Moscow World Championships silver medalist Matthew Centrowitz and teenage track sensation Mary Cain will headline the NYRR Wanamaker Mile fields at the NYRR Millrose Games on Saturday, February...

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Willis wins Mile opener at Cooks Classic

January 20, 2014

2008 Olympic silver medalist stops clock at 3:55.98; Angie Smit women's Mile champion

From Athletics NZ

New Zealand's top modern Miler Nick Willis, running his first race for 2014, added to the rich history of Mile running in Wanganui, winning the feature race and running the 60th sub-4...

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Milers Lagat, Willis Headline Paavo Nurmi 2000 Meters

January 08, 2014

107th NYRR Millrose Games adds new event to honor multi-Olympic champion and Mile legend known as The Flying Finn

From NYRR Millrose Games

NEW YORK - Finland's Paavo Nurmi was one of the greatest distance runners in history. An Olympic gold medalist in 1920, 1924 and 1928, Nurmi became known...

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Mile Moments Abound in 2013

December 30, 2013

Mary Cain, inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour, 63% increase in Mile prize purses, U.S. high schoolers shine and more highlight banner year

By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile

As the year draws to a close, it is time to recognize and celebrate the numerous highlights, historic achievements and...

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Hogan Captures 2013 Speedgolf World Title

October 27, 2013

Olympic medalists and world class Milers Nick Willis and Bernard Lagat, 13th and 24th, respectively

By Erik Peterson for the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

BANDON, Ore. – Under rainless skies and calm winds, Rob Hogan of Ireland bested a field of 25 professional speed golfers to capture the title...

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Mile ace Nick Willis: How to organize your own track meet

October 01, 2013

Inaugural Running Institute Mile draws 4,000 fans and produces seven men under 4 minutes including winner Willis; 2014 event set for August 10

By SPIKES Magazine

Prior to this year’s athletics world champs, Nick Willis was in desperate need for a competitive race, so he decided to organize...

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Simpson, Willis Win NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile

September 22, 2013

At 33rd edition, 16 men go sub-4 minutes and 12 women sub-4:30; more than 5,100 finishers race down famed thoroughfare

By Barbara Huebner, Marathon News Service

NEW YORK – For Nick Willis, it was a season marred by injury; for Jenny Simpson, it was another year on the medal stand and a...

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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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