Mile News Tagged Brenda Martinez


Top Fields Set for 2018 USATF 1 Mile Road Championships at Grand Blue Mile

April 12, 2018

Katie Mackey to defend women’s national title; $25,000 guaranteed national championship purse with $5000 for each national champion; also the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix #Tour2018 season opener

From Grand Blue Mile

DES MOINES, Iowa - Grand Blue Mile race officials have announced the fields...

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Simpson Returns to Drake Relays for U.S. Record Attempt

April 04, 2018

Five-time event champion and Rio Olympic medalist eyes 2 Mile national record against top women's field on the famed Blue Oval

From Drake Relays

DES MOINES, Iowa – Five-time Drake Relays champion Jenny Simpson returns to the Blue Oval to challenge the American outdoor 2 Mile record as part of...

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NYRR Wanamaker Mile Draws Top International Field

January 09, 2018

Two past race champions and 11 Olympians expected at the Armory's New Balance Track & Field Center on Saturday, February 3

From NYRR

NEW YORK — Two-time Olympic medalist Nick Willis will race for his first title in six attempts against defending event champion Eric Jenkins in the men’s field,...

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Top Tips from Brenda Martinez

September 17, 2017

"That feeling of not feeling sorry for yourself is something they’ve instilled in me from a young age."

By SPIKES

Brenda Martinez is speedy on the track, but drives 'like an old lady'. The USA middle distance star and 2016 Rio Olympian shares some of her best bits of advice for on and off the...

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World Championship Medalists Highlight Field at New Balance 5th Avenue Mile

August 24, 2017

Eric Jenkins, Jenny Simpson return to defend event titles; iconic road Mile race to air live on NBC and to feature 23 heats throughout the day, including specialty heats for youth, seniors, NYPD / FDNY and the first-ever Borough Battle

By New York Road Runners

NEW YORK — The 2017 New Balance...

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Simpson, Houlihan lead parade of Olympians headed to Drake Relays

April 14, 2017

Iowa natives part of "one of the best women’s 1500 meter fields we’ve ever assembled.”

By Cody Goodwin, The Des Moines Register

A slew of local athletes and plenty of Olympians will make their way to Des Moines in just a couple of weeks.

New Drake Relays director Blake Boldon said on...

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Brenda Martinez giving back in abundance

April 05, 2017

For the fifth year, the 2016 Olympian aims to inspire high school runners at a summer camp she hosts in Big Bear, California: “I appreciate my life more because of them.”

By Heather Mayer Irvine, Runner's World

It was a phone call with her famed coach, Joe Vigil, that sparked the idea....

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Defending Champion Shannon Rowbury, Olympic Medalist Clayton Murphy Headline Wanamaker Mile Field

January 25, 2017

Signature event at 110th NYRR Millrose Games from The Armory’s New Balance Track & Field Center includes nine Olympians with live broadcast on NBC

NEW YORK — Three-time Olympian Shannon Rowbury will go for her third straight title in the NYRR Wanamaker Mile, while Olympic bronze medalist...

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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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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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