Yared Nuguse

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.


Ingebrigtsen, Nuguse challenge world record in a thrilling Bowerman Mile

September 16, 2023

A record 11 men sub-3:50 in the same race as well as five national and one world junior records set!

By Maddie Lang

Jakob Ingebrigtsen and Yared Nuguse gave the fans an exciting show in the Bowerman Mile to fittingly cap off the first day of The Prefontaine Classic on Saturday afternoon.

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Yared Nuguse wins Wanamaker Mile, shatters U.S. indoor record

February 11, 2023

“Definitely the 3:47. I always just love the Mile more. The 3k’s fun, but the Mile, 1500, they’re definitely where my heart’s at.”

By Tim Casey, Forbes, Senior Contributor

Before Saturday, Yared Nuguse had never competed at the famed Millrose Games indoor track meet in New York City. But he...

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Hoare to defend men’s Rudin Wanamaker Mile

January 11, 2023

Commonwealth Games champion to face formidable international field on Saturday, February 11 at the 115th Millrose Games; NBC live broadcast from 4:00pm to 6:00pm EST

From Millrose Games

The 115th Millrose Games will take place on Saturday, February 11th, exactly one month from today, at the...

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Hiltz, Nuguse win 2022 Sir Walter Miler titles

August 05, 2022

Each champion also earns $5000 bonus for North Carolina state record; 12 men go sub-4

From Sir Walter Running

RALEIGH, NC - On a warm, humid summer Friday night with a loud crowd at the 8th Sir Walter Miler, athletes had extra incentive to go after the North Carolina state Mile records held...

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