Mile News Tagged Mary Cain

Teen phenom Cain keeps up with 1500 field at nationals

June 22, 2013

Can 17-year-old record setter earn first Team USA senior berth for World Championships in Moscow?

From AP wire

DES MOINES, Iowa — In many ways, Mary Cain is just your typical high school kid, taking great pride in getting her yearbook signed by all her friends and asking to go to a water...

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Cain’s able beyond her years

June 21, 2013

Teenage runner on record-breaking pace competing at USA Outdoor track championships

By Philip Hersh, Chicago Tribune

DES MOINES, Iowa — Among the first words out of Mary Cain's mouth Thursday was "Moscow."

That said it all.

Here was Cain, having just run her first-ever race at the USA...

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Mary Cain’s World Champs Chances Just Improved

June 11, 2013

Top 1500 meter rival Brenda Martinez will focus on 800 at USA Outdoor Championships in Des Moines

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

Yesterday, Brenda Martinez composed the tweet heard 'round the American women’s middle-distance running world: “After speaking it over with my coaches. Decided...

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The Dual: Should Mary Cain Go Pro?

June 10, 2013

The Dual is a two-person discussion about issues surrounding the world of running and track and field.  This week, Jesse and Kevin topic discuss whether distance prodigy Mary Cain should run professionally or compete in college.

By Kevin Sully, Daily Relay


Disclaimer: First, I think...

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Uceny in Search of Career-Defining Success

May 31, 2013


Two of the current stars of U.S. athletics are 1500m runners: Jenny Simpson, showing the form that brought her IAAF World Championships gold in 2011, and Mary Cain, a precocious 17-year-old who set an American junior record of 4:04.62.

Perhaps forgotten is that nine months ago,...

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Hello, World

May 17, 2013

By Brett Hoover, Armory Track

Don't leave Mary Cain alone with your records. She is sure to shatter them.

Tonight at the Oxy High Performance meet in Los Angeles, the 17-year-old had her most stunning moment yet. And that is no easy task.
Running with a group of professionals, Cain went from...

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Mary Cain Finds Her Stride with a Coach

April 27, 2013

By Jane McManus, ESPN

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- Mary Cain was at an impasse in 2012. At 15, she was being recognized in the running community for her speed, but her passion for the sport had stalled. The pressure of expectations had sapped some of the fun.

As she watched the London Olympics with...

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Drake Relays: Webster City’s Simpson Breaks Stadium Record

April 26, 2013

2011 world champion clocks 4:03.35 for 1500 meter meet record; Mary Cain also sets high school record.

By Andy Hamilton, Des Moines Register

DES MOINES, Iowa – One thought raced through Jenny Simpson’s mind as she approached the finish line faster than any woman ever has during a 1500 meter...

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Mary Cain Biggest Name for U.S. Indoor Championships

March 01, 2013

Meet runs Friday through Sunday in Albuquerque.

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

The USA Indoor Track & Field Championships begin in Albuquerque today and extend through Sunday. In the middle-distance and distance events—the men’s and women’s 800, Mile, and 3000 meters—there are two main...

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Cain Starting to Prove She’s Very Able

February 25, 2013

By Joe Battaglia for the IAAF

NEW YORK, USA - As the pulsating stadium anthem reverberated through the 168th Street Armory in Upper Manhattan, Mary Cain punched the sides of her legs with clenched fists and whispered, “Come on!” to herself as she turned back toward the starting line.


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