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Oslo Dream Mile: The Tradition Continues

May 24, 2013

World champion Asbel Kiprop looks to three-peat at Diamond League meet on Thursday, June 13


The "Dream Mile" is always a feature event at Oslo’s ExxonMobil Bislett Games – the sixth leg of the IAAF Diamond League – and this year’s race on Thursday, June 13 is no different.

It boasts a unique history, highlighted with great names and performances. In the 80s the British trio of Sebastian Coe, Steve Ovett and Steve Cram all contested the Mile in Oslo and all set World records.

This year’s Mile will again provide huge interest and excitement as a high-quality field test themselves over four laps of the renowned Bislett track. World champion Asbel Kiprop (above, PhotoRun) of Kenya is chasing a record three straight victories in the Dream Mile and will be looking to challenge his personal best of 3:48.50.

Kiprop, the 2008 Olympic champion, was unfortunately injured in London last season and subsequently struggled in the Olympic final. He is now fully recovered and judging by his early-season form – winning at the Diamond League meetings in Doha (3:31.13) and Shanghai (3:32.39) – the tall 23-year-old will be ready for the task in Bislett.

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