Mile News Tagged Rio 2016


Matthew Centrowitz Sets Sights on Winning Worlds, Racing Longer Distances at Next Two Olympics

February 13, 2017

“Obviously I would like to get back on the podium. And I would like to win the World Championships. I have to get more fit, get back to training after this indoors season and raise my training up another level.”

By Lynn Rutherford, TeamUSA.org

NEW YORK -- The buzz started as soon as Matthew...

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The Gold Medalist: Matthew Centrowitz

January 21, 2017

For 2017, the history-maker is targeting another medal at the World Championships in London as well as the 1500 meter U.S. record.

By Erin Strout, Runner's World

When Matthew Centrowitz crossed the finish line of the men’s 1500 meter final at the Rio Olympics, he was in shock. And so was the...

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Two-time Olympic medalist Nick Willis looks ahead

January 08, 2017

"I'm going to set goals, but the day my body or my mind decides that it's done, I'm able to walk away with my head held high."

By Nikki MacDonald, STUFF

"Good Morning," the runner says cheerily to the woman trailing two fluffy pedigrees. "What's good about it?" the dog walker challenges. She...

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The Best Mile Moments of 2016

December 28, 2016

Two more U.S. high school boys go sub-4, Drew Hunter and Michael Slagowski; two historic Olympic 1500 medals won in Rio by Matthew Centrowitz (gold) and Jenny Simpson (bronze); $480,000-plus record prize money awarded; third BBTM Grand Prix Tour sets records and more highlight banner year

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Asbel Kiprop: Standing out by a Mile

December 26, 2016

“It would have been even better if I had won the Olympics live on track so I am still chasing the dream – winning the Olympics on the track. That is what I am longing for.”

By Stuart Weir, Athletics Weekly

Asbel Kiprop has been the dominant 1500m / Mile runner on the world stage in recent...

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Matthew Centrowitz’s path post-Rio gold

December 14, 2016

“I’m just enjoying the whole journey, this moment, this whole experience, and really just taking it in. Although my gold lasts forever, this moment doesn’t. I’m really just soaking it all in.”

By Noah Frank, WTOP.com

WASHINGTON — It’s a funny thing, watching Olympic coverage from a...

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7 Surprising Things That Happen After Winning an Olympic Medal

December 08, 2016

"The treasured, powerful symbol of athletic success was like hiding in my suitcase in a bundle of socks.”

By Erin Strout, Runner's World

Team USA’s track & field athletes are always expected to do well at the Olympics—and usually they tally a significant number of medals across the sprints...

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After record year, Centrowitz doesn’t shy away from expectations

November 28, 2016

“I credit being at the University of Oregon and going to college for four years as the reason why I can run these tactical races, why I’m prepared for these slow races."

By Roxanna Scott, USA TODAY Sports

WASHINGTON — For an Olympic champion who’s spent the year checking goals off his list...

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Resilience personified: Rio Olympian Brenda Martinez

November 23, 2016

Coach Vigil bases a lot of his training off Sebastian Coe’s training. Back in the day, Coach Vigil didn’t know much about the Mile, so he went to the UK to learn about the Mile.

By Runner's Tribe

Runner’s Tribe recently caught up with 2016 Rio Olympian, 2013 World Championships 800m bronze...

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What Does It Take to Go for the Gold?

November 16, 2016

Nov. 21 Press Club Newsmaker features Olympic 1500 meter gold medal champion Matthew Centrowitz with Olympian father Matt

WASHINGTON – What does it take to win the gold medal? Matthew Centrowitz, who at the Rio Olympic Games this summer became the first U.S. Olympic gold 1500 meter (the “metric...

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