May 26, 2016
I told myself there was much to be learned from such a display of passion, whether you were running a Mile or a company.
By Phil Knight, for Runner's World
Excerpted from Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike, by Phil Knight. Copyright © 2016 by Phil Knight. Reprinted by permission of...
September 05, 2014
The 1984 Olympics was the first Olympics that I attended. Watching Seb Coe win his silver medal in the 800 meters was inspiring. When Seb won the 1,500 meters in LA, he made Olympic history. Now, thirty years later, Jeff Benjamin, long time contributor to RunBlogRun, American Track & Field and...
April 23, 2013
Lesser-known runners larger-than-life champions in their day
By Roger Robinson, Running Times
Name the only American middle-distance runner to win four Olympic gold medals. Which great American Miler was rejected by the New York police because of a suspect heart?
Which famous American...
September 04, 2012
By Rebecca Villaneda, HispanicBusiness.com
Leo Manzano, 27, is still on a high from taking home the silver for the men's 1500 meter final on Aug. 7 at the 2012 London Olympics.
And he should be. It was the first time an American won a medal in that race since Jim Ryun won a silver in 1968. To...
August 24, 2012
By David Martin, IAAF
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Leo Manzano may carry a pint size stature but the Olympic 1500m silver medalist proved he has a heart as big as his much taller rivals with his celebrated performance at the recent London Games.
At five feet five inches (1.65m) tall, Manzano was...
August 10, 2012
By Bring Back the Mile
Below we have provided links to the schedule, athletes and related event previews. We will be updating this page through the metric Mile / 1500 meter rounds with results.
Men's 1500 Meters Results - NBCOlympics.com
August 07, 2012
"My kick has always been there. Ever since I was maybe 12 years old, I've had this major gift from God. I guess sometimes it's just been kind of overlooked."
By David Leon Moore, USA TODAY
LONDON – The race was run by someone who a day earlier had been kicked out of the Olympics. That alone...
July 08, 2012
Coe, Ovett, middle-distance runners, who presided over the golden era of British athletics
By Pat Butcher, Watershed
Steve Ovett and Sebastian Coe were middle-distance runners who presided over the golden era of British athletics. Between them they broke a total of twelve middle-distance...
May 10, 2012
By Eric Perkins, KARE 11
MINNEAPOLIS - Methodically, Gabriele Anderson motors around the University of Minnesota track. Singularly focused, she has her sights set on gaining a spot on the United States Olympic team in the women's 1500 meter race. The Olympic Trials is set for late June in...
April 01, 2012
Special emergency meeting approves Mile for 2012 London Olympic track & field schedule
LAUSANNE, Switzerland – (April 1, 2012) – In an unprecedented emergency meeting and vote, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has dropped the 1500 meters for the Mile as an Olympic track event effective...
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