Mile News Tagged Mary Decker Slaney


With the upcoming NYRR Millrose Games, here are 10 things to know about the NYRR Wanamaker Mile

February 07, 2017

Bernard Lagat has the most Wanamaker Mile titles for men and Mary Decker and Regina Jacobs for women

By Stuart Lieberman, New York Road Runners

The NYRR Wanamaker Mile is the signature event of the NYRR Millrose Games, and this year’s race on Saturday, February 11 will include both Olympic...

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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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Mary Decker and Zola Budd drove women’s athletics forward

July 28, 2016

More than 30 years after their heyday on the track, Decker and Budd still hold national records for the Mile.

By Jason Henderson, The Guardian

For an arena that bills itself as “the greatest stadium in the world”, the Los Angeles Coliseum is badly in need of a facelift. Large cracks caused by...

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Record-breaker Shannon Rowbury

December 01, 2015

“I know it motivates me to perform better and I would imagine it does the same for her.” – Rowbury on her rivalry with fellow ace American Miler Jenny Simpson

By Alex Mills, Athletics Weekly

With less than a year to go until Rio 2016, the women’s 1500m is set to be one of the stand-out...

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How Many Medals Can the U.S. Middle Distance Women Win in Beijing?

July 22, 2015

Rivalries aside, the 2015 World Championships and 2016 Rio Olympics will be a thrill for fans of American middle distances.

By Meg Bellino, FloTrack

By now you’ve already seen or heard about Shannon Rowbury’s 1500m American record. If you didn’t, it came during a race where Ethiopia’s Genzebe...

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Mary Decker Slaney still satisfies competitive cravings

June 19, 2015

For the past three years, Slaney has competed in the World Championships of Elliptical Cycling at Palomar Mountain near San Diego, improving her time each year. She’ll be entered again in this year’s competition on Oct. 17.

By Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune

The world still moves quickly for...

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U.S. female Milers have high hopes at Pre Classic 2015

May 20, 2015

Simpson, Rowbury, Coburn and Moser are all contenders in 1500 meters

From The Register-Guard

Traditionally, American women haven’t fared well at the Prefontaine Classic 1500 meter race.

This year could be a different story.

American’s Jenny Simpson, Shannon Rowbury, Emma Coburn and ...

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Elites Gear Up for San Diego’s ElliptiGO Mile

June 04, 2014

The San Diego event will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Jim Ryun’s sub-4-minute Mile performance

By Caitlyn Pilkington, Competitor Magazine

Mary Decker Slaney, Jearl Miles-Clark, Darcy Arreola Lange and Julia Stamps Mallon will go head-to-head on Thursday evening in the ElliptiGO Mile as...

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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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Nine for IX: Runner

August 12, 2013

The latest ESPN Nine for IX documentary takes a look at one of sports most infamous moments, the Mary Decker - Zola Budd collision at the 1984 Olympic Games at 3000 meters; Premiers on ESPN on August 13; directed by former world class runner Shola Lynch, winner of the 1984 Millrose Games Girls'...

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