Mile News Tagged Will Leer


American Milers Cross the Pond for Ireland’s Most Famous Race

July 09, 2013

The July 17 Morton Mile welcomes top Americans for one of the most historic races in the world

By Morton Games

The Morton Mile is the most famous race in Irish athletics, graced by the presence of Olympians and Olympic champions including Ireland’s own Ronnie Delany, Herb Elliott (AUS), Kip...

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Men’s 1500 Meter Team for World Champs Finalized

July 08, 2013

Centrowitz, Manzano, and Lomong will go to Moscow.

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

The confusing and somewhat nerve-racking matter of who will represent the United States in the men’s 1500 at the World Championships next month was resolved on Saturday after a fast race at Meeting Areva, a...

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Is Something Wrong with U.S. Milers?

June 19, 2013

A perfect storm of factors leads to a lack of fast 1500 meter times in 2013 for U.S. men

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

As runners line up for the first round of the men’s 1500 meters on Thursday at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, none of them will have the "A"...

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Medtronic TC Mile Podium Finisher Macklin Chaffee Talks About His Future

May 21, 2013

By Down the Backstretch

Macklin Chaffee finished third in the Medtronic TC Mile on May 10 in  field full of familiar names--Nick Willis, Garrett Heath, Will Leer--but who is Macklin Chaffee?  A graduate of Williams College.  Founder of Golden Orb, a web design and development company, and,...

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Leer, Cheever Join Fellow Minnesotans in Medtronic TC 1 Mile Professional Fields

May 02, 2013

Previously announced Minnesotans include defending champion, Heather Kampf, as well as 2013 USA 1 Mile road champion, Garrett Heath

ST. PAUL, Minn. –  A strong contingent of professional runners with Minnesota ties has been added to the already potent field assembled for the Medtronic TC 1...

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Will Leer’s Journey to Moscow Runs Through Southern California

April 25, 2013

By Kevin Sully, Daily Relay

Most twenty-somethings who relocate to Los Angeles do it to chase a dream. They don’t envision moving into their parents’ home or being in bed before 10:00 p.m. Then again, most twenty somethings aren’t elite athletes trying to revitalize their career.

For Will...

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Q & A: David Torrence Ready for Carlsbad

April 05, 2013

By Toni Reavis 

Beginning with Steve Scott’s three victories in 1986, the American presence at the Carlsbad 5000 has always been strong.  But except for Steve the only other American male champ at the World’s Fastest 5K has been Doug Padilla in 1990 (13:29).  This year the possibility of a...

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Will Leer Does the Albuquerque Double

March 13, 2013

By Down the Backstrecth

Will Leer went to Albuquerque to battle Bernard Lagat and returned a double USA champion.  The Minnetonka grad had won NCAA DIII Championships, but the 3000m/Mile double at the USA Indoor Championships was his first, and second national titles. The double prompted one...

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2012 Morton Games Recap & Results

July 25, 2012

Will Leer leads ten men under four minutes in Morton Mile; Nicole Schappert surprises in Women's International Mile setting meet record.

By Kevin Liao, FloTrack

Men's Morton Mile

David Torrence was initially ruled the winner of the Morton Mile but a closer examination of the photo finish...

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Competitive Mile Field to Collide at Kansas Relays

April 11, 2012

2010 and 2011 Relays champions Peter van der Westuizen and Will Leer return for another shot at sub-4-minute mile at Memorial Stadium 

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Eight of the nation’s top milers have agreed to race in the prestigious Glenn Cunningham Mile at the 2012 Kansas Relays it was announced by KU...

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