Mile News Tagged Nick Symmonds

Horses & Human Runners Are Not so Different

May 03, 2018

"It’s such an intense pain. It starts in your gut and then fans out to your extremities. Your quads, your shoulders. By the end, it just feels like your whole body is on fire.” - Alan Webb

By Tim Layden, Sports Illustrated

LOUISVILLE – There will come a moment, early Saturday evening in the...

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Work, rest and play: Nick Symmonds

October 24, 2014

Mile repeats least favorite workout, but "I need to run these sessions to be able to run three great rounds of the 800m."

By Steve Landells for the IAAF

U.S. 800m star Nick Symmonds is the latest athlete to answer our work, rest and play questions.

The world 800m silver medalist talks...

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Life Outside the Oval Office: The Track Less Traveled

October 01, 2014

I imagined people laughing at me and asking how I could be so good at the Mile in PE class, but so bad at cross country running. - Nick Symmonds

Talent, a sporting idol, or pushy parents could all be reasons for someone to take up track and field. Not for 2013 World 800m silver medalist Nick...

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Big Turnaround for U.S. Middle Distance Running

January 01, 2014

U.S. Milers winning medals and races, leading world lists and the best world-wide both genders combined

By David Monti, Race Results Weekly

At the 2003 IAAF World Championships in Paris, the United States put in a dismal performance in the middle distance events. With the Stade de France...

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EXCLUSIVE: Nick Symmonds’ track and field manifesto

October 11, 2013

"Put on the key events that everybody wants to see: like the men’s 100m, women’s 100m and the Mile."

From SPIKES Magazine

Few current athletes are as keen to stick their head above the parapet as 2013 world 800m silver medalist Nick Symmonds. The U.S. middle-distance star tells SPIKES his big...

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Nick Symmonds Sees More Miles in His Future

September 25, 2013

2013 World Championships 800m silver medalist to test 1500 and Mile distances in 2014

By Chris Lotsbom, Race Results Weekly

Nick Symmonds was satisfied with his 4:00.1, 17th place performance at last Sunday's NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile presented by Nissan. When notified of his time shortly after...

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World Championships Medalists Lead Fields for NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile

September 12, 2013

Men’s and women’s fields will also include Olympians Bernard Lagat, Leo Manzano, Evan Jager, Shannon Rowbury and Morgan Uceny; Open prize purse $30,000 with $5000 for each race champion at 33rd edition


NEW YORK -- More than 15 Olympians and World Championships contestants will...

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U.S. Teen Cain Qualifies for Worlds 1500m Final

August 13, 2013

"When I grow up I want to be Mary Cain." -  Nick Symmonds, newly minted 800m silver medalist; women's 1500m final, Thursday, August 15

By Karen Rosen, Special for USA TODAY

MOSCOW –The future of U.S. middle-distance running is 17-years-old, uses words like "gosh" and "geez" and yet is so race...

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Running (and chatting) a magic Mile with Manzano

August 07, 2013

In America, "When they ask you how fast you run, it’s always about how fast you run the Mile rather than the 1500.”

By Alex Mills, Athletics Weekly

When most people think of the Mile, names such as Seb Coe, Steve Ovett and Steve Cram are sure to spring to mind. The name Leo Manzano is perhaps...

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Catching Up with the Olympic 1500 Silver Medalist Leo Manzano in Monaco

July 18, 2013

Relaxed Manzano looks for 1500m PR at 2013 Herculis Monaco

By Weldon Johnson,

MONACO –’s Weldon Johnson caught up with 2012 Olympic 1500 silver medalist Leo Manzano in the lobby of his hotel, one day before he races in the super stacked Herculis 1500 tomorrow. The race...

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