Mile News Tagged Olympics


The Best Mile Moments of 2016

December 28, 2016

Two more U.S. high school boys go sub-4, Drew Hunter and Michael Slagowski; two historic Olympic 1500 medals won in Rio by Matthew Centrowitz (gold) and Jenny Simpson (bronze); $480,000-plus record prize money awarded; third BBTM Grand Prix Tour sets records and more highlight banner year

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The Leo Manzano Interview: London 2012, Centro, Webb and more

December 23, 2016

I want to motivate others to believe in themselves, and that was one of the key things I could do with that medal.

By RunnersTribe.com

Why do you run?

Leo Manzano: The first thing that comes to mind is that I love it but it goes deeper than that. I run for myself and for my family. However,...

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LetsRun’s Look Back at Morgan Uceny’s Career

December 16, 2016

Former #1 ranked 1500 / Mile athlete, Diamond League champion and 2012 Olympian suffered disappointment in global championship finals

By Robert Johnson, LetsRun.com

For most runners, when we catch the bug in middle school or high school, the dream is the same – to make the Olympics. Morgan...

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Matthew Centrowitz’s path post-Rio gold

December 14, 2016

“I’m just enjoying the whole journey, this moment, this whole experience, and really just taking it in. Although my gold lasts forever, this moment doesn’t. I’m really just soaking it all in.”

By Noah Frank, WTOP.com

WASHINGTON — It’s a funny thing, watching Olympic coverage from a...

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7 Surprising Things That Happen After Winning an Olympic Medal

December 08, 2016

"The treasured, powerful symbol of athletic success was like hiding in my suitcase in a bundle of socks.”

By Erin Strout, Runner's World

Team USA’s track & field athletes are always expected to do well at the Olympics—and usually they tally a significant number of medals across the sprints...

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Ronnie Delany savors Olympic 1500 meter win and record, 60 years ago

December 01, 2016

Dark horse Irish athlete relives historic day: “Everything else is shut out, the noise, the crowd. For my entire career I don’t ever remember hearing the crowd… Then I make my one move, around the final bend, begin passing them. And there is no pain. The only time you feel pain is when you’re...

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After record year, Centrowitz doesn’t shy away from expectations

November 28, 2016

“I credit being at the University of Oregon and going to college for four years as the reason why I can run these tactical races, why I’m prepared for these slow races."

By Roxanna Scott, USA TODAY Sports

WASHINGTON — For an Olympic champion who’s spent the year checking goals off his list...

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Moscow 1980 and two brilliant careers

November 25, 2016

Mile legends earned unofficial billing as the "Coe vs. Ovett Olympics"

By Jamie Fuller, InsideTheGames.biz

Long before Sebastian, Lord Coe, hit the giddy heights of presiding over London 2012 and then taking over as grand pooh-bah of the International Association of Athletics Federations (...

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Resilience personified: Rio Olympian Brenda Martinez

November 23, 2016

Coach Vigil bases a lot of his training off Sebastian Coe’s training. Back in the day, Coach Vigil didn’t know much about the Mile, so he went to the UK to learn about the Mile.

By Runner's Tribe

Runner’s Tribe recently caught up with 2016 Rio Olympian, 2013 World Championships 800m bronze...

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What Does It Take to Go for the Gold?

November 16, 2016

Nov. 21 Press Club Newsmaker features Olympic 1500 meter gold medal champion Matthew Centrowitz with Olympian father Matt

WASHINGTON – What does it take to win the gold medal? Matthew Centrowitz, who at the Rio Olympic Games this summer became the first U.S. Olympic gold 1500 meter (the “metric...

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