Mile News Tagged Kyle Merber

The Best Mile Moments of 2015

December 30, 2015

Two HSers go sub-4, record annual first sub-4 for U.S. men, NCAA coaches vote YES to run the Mile again at outdoor Championships, $365,000-plus record prize money, BBTM Grand Prix Tour and more highlight year for storied distance

By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile

To say the least, it was...

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Your Favorite Track Athlete, Now in Vinyl

October 25, 2015

Wallstrides is making giant decals of some of your favorite Milers

By John Gugala, Outside Online

Over the summer, professional runners Erik van Ingen (a 3:56 Miler), Kyle Merber (a 3:54 Miler), and Aric Van Halen (yes, the son of that Van Halen) were hanging out at a cross country camp in...

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Kyle Merber uses Madrid as tune-up for Pan Am Games

July 13, 2015

Kyle Merber and Andrew Wheating head the U.S. Team in the 1500 for the Pan Am games in Toronto; considered favorites for gold and silver

By Chris Chavez, RunblogRun

On a dry and warm night in Madrid, Kyle Merber (HOKA ONE ONE) stepped off the track after a third place finish in the men's 3000...

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Kyle Merber reflects on the Distance Medley Relay World Record

May 07, 2015

"You are patriots! Trying to serve your country in a way that a lot of people won’t understand until they finally see the U-S-A on your chest! Then…they will get it."

By Kyle Merber

It was one of the first days of practice in October, and we were huddled inside the shed at Rutgers University...

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Rising Mile star Kyle Merber Q&A

August 26, 2014

The basis is we work hard, we recover and we repeat the process. There are no secrets. But Gags makes you believe in yourself like no one ever has before, and that’s what makes him such a great coach.

By The Red Loop

Kyle Merber is the U.S. Collegiate Record Holder in the 1500m with a time of...

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Merber Wins, Mackey Defends Falmouth Mile

August 17, 2014

Three men sub-4 and four women sub-4:30; Tommy Cochary High School Mile goes to Russell Wells, Stella Worters

From Falmouth Road Race

FALMOUTH, Mass. – Filling the bleachers and lining the rails, hundreds of fans turned out on Saturday evening to cheer the athletes at the Falmouth Mile, which...

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Willis sets state Mile record at Michigan Track Classic

August 11, 2014

"I was exhausted … but I was in the lead in front of my home crowd and I couldn't relinquish it.”

By Justin P. Hicks,

SALINE, Mich. – Not only was the record for the fastest Mile run in Michigan broken on Sunday, it was topped three times.

Nick Willis led the 13 male racers across...

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State Mile Guide: #49 Alaska

July 22, 2014

Date of Statehood: January 3, 1959
Capital: Juneau
Motto: North to the Future

Alaska is one of only a handful of states in which no native athlete has broken the 4 minute Mile barrier on its soil. Trevor Dunbar became the first Alaskan to break four, breaking the beam in 3:59.06 in Portland,...

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Bring Back the Mile

May 16, 2012

By Brett Hoover, Armory Track

Yesterday at a student career fair in Indianapolis, I ran into Scott Williams, an All-American and Big 10 champion while at Indiana University.

"Scott," I said. " A Columbia kid ran a 3:35 last night!"

After an ever brief pause, Williams responded, "Wow. That's...

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