Mile News Tagged Tokyo 2020


Shannon Rowbury’s Final Olympic Games: 1500 or 5000?

June 03, 2020

"I really love the 1500 but if I can be fit enough to sustain the rounds of a 5K, then you know, I think I could also be a contender there..."

By Sieg Lindstrom, Track & Field News

The 1500 may no longer be her primary event—although that decision’s not etched in stone—but any discussion of...

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Running is in Shannon Osika’s blood

May 27, 2020

“I love it. I mean, to be amongst so many talented and hardworking women and to be one of them feels really good."

By Sieg Lindstrom, Track & Field News

Spring of 2020, now heading into summer, has manifested itself as a train-and-wait game for athletes. The pandemic “why” of that is no...

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Dog Days for Jenny Simpson

May 21, 2020

“I go into every season and every championship as if it was a new beginning. I don’t drag in baggage from the past as I also don’t prop myself up with accomplishments of old. Each year is its own mountain to climb."

By Sieg Lindstrom, Track & Field News

With what would have been a high-gear...

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Kate Grace Now Taking a Positive Approach

May 18, 2020

"It’s just more time for Jerry and I to get to know each other and for us to work together so that it’s training in his system but he’s continuing to train me to be the best athlete that I can. And I’m optimistic about that.”

By Sieg Lindstrom, Track & Field News

In the groove, rarin’ to make...

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Elle Purrier Spending Her COVID-19 Spring at Home

May 11, 2020

“I definitely have more fun with the 1500 and the Mile. That’s what I would prefer to do..."

By Sieg Lindstrom, Track & Field News

Call it a long, loooong weekend. Or “there’s no place like home.” It’s the story of Mile star Elle Purrier’s spring at her family’s dairy farm in northern...

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Nikki Hiltz ready to build upon 2019 breakout year

May 07, 2020

“I’m definitely now very driven to just kind of do it all over again, make the Olympic team and then make the final of the Olympics."

By Sieg Lindstrom, Track & Field News

What a difference a year can make. That’s true by the truckload when 2019 and ’20 are the benchmarks and Miler Nikki...

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Olympics postponement is best medicine for Robby Andrews

April 25, 2020

“I would have had to rush my training in preparation for the Trials. I’m grateful to have the extra time to prepare.”

By George Kochman, Special to the Advance

A decade ago, Robby Andrews burst into track & field prominence with a series of spectacular performances that thrust him into the...

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Olympic Hopeful Johnny Gregorek Still Chasing Dream After Postponement

April 08, 2020

“I believe I can make the Olympics team and I know I can compete on that stage, but I’m approaching it with a more healthy, broad mindset of I just want to be the best runner I can be.”

By Chris Chavez, Sports Illustrated

Thirteen months ago, Johnny Gregorek was still reveling in arguably the...

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Sioux City’s Shelby Houlihan ‘bummed’ over Olympics postponement, but says it’s the right call

March 29, 2020

"I am grateful there is that opportunity even though it's delayed a little bit... As long as I stay healthy, not push too hard, there's no reason I can't be even better. It's another year to train if I look at it optimistically."

By Justin Rust, Sioux City Journal

For about the past four...

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Rowbury is undaunted by coronavirus or Olympics postponement

March 26, 2020

"I hope I can race well and show that even though I’m 35 and even though I have a child, my ability as an athlete hasn’t diminished and I deserve to have a contract, have an opportunity to toe the line at nationals, hopefully make that Olympic team and go after a medal.”

By Ken Goe | The...

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