Mile News Tagged Francie Larrieu Smith


Running Legends Primer for the Younger Generation

October 23, 2016

Rodgers, Ryun, Decker Slaney, Lindgren & Prefontaine

By Rodney Harwood, Columbia Basin Herald

I realize the “Running Boom” done boomed, and I’ll be the first to tell you I can’t name a single American distance runner in the past 20 years. Well, except for Galen Rupp, who became the first U.S....

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Larrieu Smith named to Pac-12 All-Century Team

November 24, 2015

Mile legend was also selected "The Most Versatile Runner of the Quarter Century" by Runner's World magazine in 1999.

From Southwestern Pirates

Francie Larrieu Smith was named to the Pac-12 Conference's All-Century Team for women's cross country, the league office announced on Tuesday. Larrieu...

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State Mile Guide: #34 Kansas

April 25, 2014

Date of Statehood: January 29, 1861
Capital: Topeka
Motto: Ad astra per aspera (To the stars through difficulty)

Kansas’ state motto, “To the stars through difficulty,” perfectly encapsulates the feelings of those that struggle to realize a dream, and in particular their running dreams. The...

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Mile Moment of the Month: Heald’s Historic Run

March 17, 2014

HOKA ONE ONE presents the inaugural Mile Moment of the Month

By Bring Back the Mile

March 1972: The world was still embroiled in the Cold War, the Vietnam War was ongoing and U.S. President Richard Nixon had recently returned from paying an official visit to Mao Zedong in China. To step on...

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Interview with Francie Larrieu Smith… an Olympic Legend

February 10, 2012

By Dan Helfrick, Huxley Running Co.

Francie Larrieu Smith was named by Runner’s World as the “most versatile runner of the Quarter century”. And rightfully so, as she competed in four Olympic Games racing from the 1500 to the marathon! She had a 30 year long athletic career and now coaches at...

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