Mile News Tagged Nick Willis


Double Olympic medalist Nick Willis content as he kicks off season with victory

April 20, 2017

"I didn't feel as easy as I have when I've won this before. The turnover was there, but holding the speed I was struggling a little bit the last 50. I don't have that speed endurance [yet] but I'm not too worried."

By Marc Hinton, Stuff

After nearly eight months since he last raced in anger,...

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How Our Totally Average Runner Broke the Sub-5 Minute Mile

March 24, 2017

Maybe it was the endorphins, but I swear I heard 23,000 high school kids cheering.

By Charles Bethea, Outside

I was watching the 1500 meter Olympic final last summer at a bar, a few months before my 35th birthday, when I first wondered if a middle-distance runner lurked within. It was a...

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Peter Snell: Titan of the track

January 31, 2017

New Zealand has produced some of the most prolific middle-distance runners in history and Cameron Tucker spoke with possibly the greatest of them all

By Cameron Tucker, Athletics Weekly

Last year was a record-breaking one in sport for New Zealand. The island nation, renowned for its...

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Two-time Olympic medalist Nick Willis looks ahead

January 08, 2017

"I'm going to set goals, but the day my body or my mind decides that it's done, I'm able to walk away with my head held high."

By Nikki MacDonald, STUFF

"Good Morning," the runner says cheerily to the woman trailing two fluffy pedigrees. "What's good about it?" the dog walker challenges. She...

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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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Olympic Medalist Nick Willis: How to Run a Faster Mile

December 10, 2016

"To run the Mile, we need to run like children, which means getting off your heels and onto your toes."

By Rachel Sturtz, NY Magazine

While a masochistic segment of the running community continues to push the boundaries of human suffering in ultramarathons, another group is returning to the...

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New Zealand Olympic 1500m legends welcome Nick Willis to their special club

August 24, 2016

"It's a fantastic achievement, but just what he deserves because he's stuck at it for a long time. He's had his ups and downs but I believe he was in very good shape going into this competition... it became a tactician's race and Nick put himself in a position to win."

By Marc Hinton, Stuff

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Olympic bronze medalist Rod Dixon: Kiwi Rio trio value the history of the 1500m

August 05, 2016

"I had an incredible feeling of connection with them. I know they called Quax too. They value the history as I did and that's what connects us and that's the glue that holds us all together."

By Phillip Rollo, Stuff

Rod Dixon knows what it is like to have a mate on the Olympic Games...

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Centro Goes for Gold on Home Turf Against Souleiman, Willis and Iguider

March 18, 2016

Centrowitz is undefeated in 2016 and ran 3:50.63 at Millrose, but can he take down rivals Ayanleh Souleiman (fresh off a 1000m WR) and World Championship bronze medalist Abdalaati Iguider?

By LetsRun.com

For the first time in 29 years, the U.S. will play host to the IAAF World Indoor Track &...

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Magic of the Mile remains contentious debate

February 27, 2016

An audience that cares about the outcome and understands how to measure success is what ‘Bring Back the Mile,’ a growing movement in America, wants to see much more often.

By Kerry Gillespie, Toronto Star Touch

It comes right after the U.S. national anthem and many spectators don’t bother...

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