Birthday: 06/01/99 Mile PR: 3:43.97 - 2023 (U.S. record)
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 3:29.02 - 2023
High School: Dupont Manual High School (KY) '17
Hometown: Louisville, KY
College: Notre Dame '21
Current Residence: Boulder, CO
Team: On Athletics Club
Yared Nuguse won the Rudin Wanamaker Mile, setting an American indoor record of 3:47.38 (#2 all-time indoors) on February 11, 2023 (fastest Mile in the month) and shattering Bernard Lagat's 3:49.89 on the same day in 2005; en route U.S. 1500m record too (3:33.22). Earlier in 2023, he also set the U.S. 3000m indoor record, clocking 7:28.24 for the win at the BU John Thomas Terrier Classic on January 27 in Boston.
In May 2023, Nuguse set a 1500m PR, clocking 3:33.02 at the Rabat Diamond League meet, and in June, finished third at the Bislett Games 1500m, setting another PR of 3:29.02. In July, he won the USA 1500 title, his first, in 3:34.90, earning a trip to Budapest for the World Championships in August, and later in the month, won the 1500m at the London DL meet in 3:30.44.
In Budapest, August 2023, he finished 5th in the World Championships 1500m (3:30.25), and the following week at the Weltklasse Zürich meet, he won the 1500m in 3:30.49, just edging World champion Josh Kerr.
At the 2023 Bowerman Mile, part of the Diamond League final, Nuguse finished a close second to Jakob Ingebrigtsen, clocking 3:43.97, #4 all-time, to shatter Alan Webb's 2007 U.S. Mile record (3:46.91).
In 2022, he won the Sir Walter Miler in 3:53.34, setting North Carolina state, meet & personal records. On February 12, 2022, he set the NCAA indoor 3000m record in a time of 7:38.13 at the BU Valentine Invitational.
At the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials, Yared finished third in the 1500 meters to qualify for Team USA, but due to a quad injury he did not compete in the Tokyo Olympics. Earlier in May, he set the NCAA 1500m record, clocking 3:34.68 in the prelims of the ACC Championships and later finished NCAA 1500m runner-up to Cole Hocker.
Also at Notre Dame, Nuguse won the 2019 NCAA 1500m title (outdoors) and anchored the NCAA Distance Medley Relay championshp team (indoors); he was also an All-American in cross country and a member of the NCAA Cross Country Championships runner-up team (2021).
In high school, he won a Kentucky state Cross Country crown, and his senior year, swept the 800 / 1600 / 3200 state titles.
FUN FACT: His nickname is The Goose.