Mile News Tagged Olympics


Track & Field News Interview: Matthew Centrowitz

November 15, 2016

"First and foremost, I’ve always been a racer, a competitor. Even in high school I was never really good at chasing fast times. I just really like to compete, and I’ve carried that mentality throughout my whole career."

By Jeff Hollobaugh, Track & Field News

At the press conference following ...

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Olympic champion Centrowitz returns to Broadneck, inspires high school athletes

November 09, 2016

Students admired his humility, his athleticism — and the gold medal hanging from his neck.

By Cindy Huang, Capital Gazette

Broadneck High School student Julianna Fernandez lifted up her foot so 2016 Olympic gold medalist Matthew Centrowitz could bend down and sign his name on it.

"These are...

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Hail & Farewell, Bernard Lagat!

October 31, 2016

My kids were crying and I was crying too. I saw them and I said, ‘I’m going to make it in that 5000m just for these guys.’

By Sieg Lindstrom, Track & Field News

With 5 Olympics and 2 medals plus 5 World Championship titles outdoors and indoors won, Bernard Lagat, who will turn 42 in December,...

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Jeff Atkinson on his Olympic experience and Matthew Centrowitz, 2016 Rio Olympic 1500m champion

October 30, 2016

"He executed his strategy perfectly... once that fire bell rang he still had the finishing speed off of that slow pace to hold off everyone to win!"

By Jeff Benjamin, RunBlogRun.com

28 years ago, Jeff Atkinson decided to go for it. With 600 meters to go, the former Stanford runner, under the...

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The Jim Ryun, Mile Legend, Interview

October 28, 2016

We need to be far more fan-friendly and that’s why I’m so pleased with ‘Bring Back the Mile’ and what they have been able to do. It’s one of those efforts where we realize they are investing in the future and the public and it helps people to identify with it all.

By Gary Cohen,...

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Rancho Cucamonga celebrates Rio Olympian Brenda Martinez

October 22, 2016

“You are a shining example of what our community represents; you — and your parents — are to be commended for your contributions and reaching for your dreams.”

By Liset Márquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

RANCHO CUCAMONGA -- Olympic athlete Brenda Martinez is often asked one question when...

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The Only Way She Knows

October 13, 2016

No woman ran the 1500m in 2016 as fast as Laura Muir. The British record holder tells SPIKES how she got to the top and why this is only the start.

By SPIKES

Laura Muir began running at school in Kinross, north of Edinburgh in Scotland, when she “was about 11 or 12-years-old”. She hasn’t...

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A look back at Seb Coe’s golden years

October 05, 2016

Politics and IAAF presidency aside, let’s not forget what a fantastic athlete Coe was: Olympic champion, Mile world record holder and more!

By Jason Henderson, Athletics Weekly

Every athlete usually remembers a moment where they were drawn into the sport. For me, I was hooked after watching...

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Life After Olympic Medals: Emma Coburn and Jenny Simpson Celebrate Together

October 04, 2016

Since the competitive season ended, the Boulder-based teammates have enjoyed parties, appearances and a trip to the White House

By Erin Strout, Runner's World

Jenny Simpson and Emma Coburn each came out of the Rio Olympics with historic performances for the United States. Coburn won the...

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CU to Honor Historic Rio Olympic Medalists Coburn & Simpson

September 27, 2016

Former NCAA champions for the Colorado track & field and cross country teams to be recognized at several events on Saturday, October 1

By Linda Sprouse, CU Boulder

BOULDER — University of Colorado will honor its two Olympic Bronze Medalists, Emma Coburn and Jenny Simpson, on Saturday, October...

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