Mile News Tagged Nick Willis

The Best Mile Moments of 2022

December 30, 2022

Nick Willis’ record 20th consecutive year sub-4, annual record of first U.S. sub-4 shattered, annual record of U.S. high school sub-4s (5 individuals, 7 times), event prize money increases 34%, official road Mile world championship & world record category announced and more!

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What It Takes to Run a Sub-4 Minute Mile for 20 Years Straight

February 04, 2022

"I honestly believe the main reason why the Mile has sustained its status in America compared to all the other countries is because... everyone has a reference point. And that’s a big deal in sports."

By Martin Fritz Huber, Outside

Last Saturday, while competing in the Wanamaker Mile at the...

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Purrier St. Pierre, Hoare Capture WHOOP Wanamaker Mile Titles

January 29, 2022

Nine men go sub-4 with veteran Willis clocking sub-4 for record 20th consecutive year

From Millrose Games media

NEW YORK - Both the WHOOP Wanamaker Mile races lived up to their expectations Saturday afternoon during the 114th Millrose Games at The Armory’s New Balance Track & Field Center.

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Rising stars, veterans to clash in WHOOP Men’s Wanamaker Mile

January 11, 2022

Recent Wanamaker runner-ups and Tokyo Olympians Josh Kerr & Olli Hoare headline top international field; watch the 114th Millrose Games LIVE on NBC from 2:30-4:30pm EST

NEW YORK - At the 114th Millrose Games, Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist Josh Kerr of Great Britain and fellow Olympic finalist...

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Can the Cal Ripken of Running Continue His Annual Sub-4 Mile Streak?

January 08, 2022

"This is a hard endeavor. The 4 minute barrier still means something, especially on 38-year-old legs.”

By Eric Wills,

Over the course of five Olympics, New Zealand's Nick Willis became a track & field legend. Now, at 38, he’s trying to complete an unprecedented feat: breaking the 4...

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The Best Mile Moments of 2021

December 30, 2021

Nick Willis’ record 19th consecutive year sub-4, Hobbs Kessler – 12th U.S. high schooler sub-4 – sets prep indoor Mile record, two more father-son sub-4 combo club members and NCAA Indoor champion Cole Hocker leads youth charge highlight another pandemic year

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Willis to ring in the New Year with sub-4 Mile annual record streak attempt

November 27, 2021

UPDATE: Due to escalating COVID-19 cases in New York, the Midnight Mile Gala on Friday, December 31, 2021 has been cancelled. Nick Willis’ record-extending sub-4 attempt will take place in a private setting without spectators at The Armory in New York City; see video below.

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How to Train to Run Fast for Decades

March 20, 2021

Key workouts and training strategies that helped Nick Willis run a sub-4 Mile 19 years in a row, Steve Spence sub-5 for 43 years and Harry Nolan sub-6 for 57 years.

By Amby Burfoot,

There are fast Milers who break records, win gold medals and collect big prize money. Then...

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On the Hunt

March 09, 2021

It’s all my favorite ingredients: a race that holds meaning, and a race rich with fierce competition.

By Nick Willis for Tracksmith

“Nicholas, you’re a hunter!” My coach likes to tell me whenever I go to the front of a race too early. It usually ends in disaster, because he’s right, I’m not a...

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Hobbs Kessler: The Making of a Miler

February 09, 2021

“I was pleasantly surprised, but I wasn’t like, ‘How did I do that?’ I knew I had it in me.”

By Jeff Hollobaugh, Track & Field News

After running a stunning 3:57.66 Mile seemingly out of nowhere, Hobbs Kessler is suddenly one of the most talked-about names in the sport — usually appended to...

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