Mile News Tagged Nick Willis


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, GQ.com

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, PodiumRunner.com

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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An Out-Of-The-Blue HS Indoor Mile Record for Hobbs Kessler

February 08, 2021

“I kind of started slow, but I was looking at the clock and I was right on where I needed to be. I waited and waited and waited, but I had juice at the end.”

By Jeff Hollobaugh, Track & Field News

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — On Sunday, February 7, no result out of ATL3 was more surprising than the...

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Nick Willis runs record sub-4 Mile for 19th straight year

January 19, 2021

Two-time Olympic medalist breaks tie with Olympic champion, legend and fellow Kiwi Sir John Walker

By Jonathan Gault, LetsRun.com

Evergreen Nick Willis made history on Tuesday night by breaking 4:00 in the Mile for the record 19th year in a row. Willis, 37, ran 3:58.63 to finish second behind...

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Willis keeps Olympic hopes on track

March 12, 2020

"Today I was looking at qualifying for the Olympics and there is a lot of bonus points for running at nationals."

From Otago Daily Times

Double Olympic 1500m medalist Nick Willis provided a thrilling climax to the New Zealand Championships in Christchurch last Sunday, holding off...

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