Mile News Tagged Rio 2016


Track & Field News Interview: Matthew Centrowitz

November 15, 2016

"First and foremost, I’ve always been a racer, a competitor. Even in high school I was never really good at chasing fast times. I just really like to compete, and I’ve carried that mentality throughout my whole career."

By Jeff Hollobaugh, Track & Field News

At the press conference following ...

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Olympic champion Centrowitz returns to Broadneck, inspires high school athletes

November 09, 2016

Students admired his humility, his athleticism — and the gold medal hanging from his neck.

By Cindy Huang, Capital Gazette

Broadneck High School student Julianna Fernandez lifted up her foot so 2016 Olympic gold medalist Matthew Centrowitz could bend down and sign his name on it.

"These are...

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Jeff Atkinson on his Olympic experience and Matthew Centrowitz, 2016 Rio Olympic 1500m champion

October 30, 2016

"He executed his strategy perfectly... once that fire bell rang he still had the finishing speed off of that slow pace to hold off everyone to win!"

By Jeff Benjamin, RunBlogRun.com

28 years ago, Jeff Atkinson decided to go for it. With 600 meters to go, the former Stanford runner, under the...

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Rancho Cucamonga celebrates Rio Olympian Brenda Martinez

October 22, 2016

“You are a shining example of what our community represents; you — and your parents — are to be commended for your contributions and reaching for your dreams.”

By Liset Márquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

RANCHO CUCAMONGA -- Olympic athlete Brenda Martinez is often asked one question when...

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The Only Way She Knows

October 13, 2016

No woman ran the 1500m in 2016 as fast as Laura Muir. The British record holder tells SPIKES how she got to the top and why this is only the start.

By SPIKES

Laura Muir began running at school in Kinross, north of Edinburgh in Scotland, when she “was about 11 or 12-years-old”. She hasn’t...

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Life After Olympic Medals: Emma Coburn and Jenny Simpson Celebrate Together

October 04, 2016

Since the competitive season ended, the Boulder-based teammates have enjoyed parties, appearances and a trip to the White House

By Erin Strout, Runner's World

Jenny Simpson and Emma Coburn each came out of the Rio Olympics with historic performances for the United States. Coburn won the...

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CU to Honor Historic Rio Olympic Medalists Coburn & Simpson

September 27, 2016

Former NCAA champions for the Colorado track & field and cross country teams to be recognized at several events on Saturday, October 1

By Linda Sprouse, CU Boulder

BOULDER — University of Colorado will honor its two Olympic Bronze Medalists, Emma Coburn and Jenny Simpson, on Saturday, October...

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Olympic medal puts Oviedo’s Jenny Simpson on different level

September 14, 2016

"I had a period of time to let the Olympic experience settle on me. When everyone is saying, 'This is such a big deal; we are so excited for you,' I feel like I had a better sense of, 'This is a really big deal.'"

By Stephen Ruiz, Orlando Sentinel

It has been nearly a month since Jenny...

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Behind the Renaissance of American Distance Running

September 12, 2016

“Somewhere along the way we hit this critical tipping point where it really clicked. Now, every time an American steps to the line at an international competition... you’re competing for a medal.”

By Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Magazine

Unless you spent the second week of the Olympics...

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Laura Muir is on fire

September 05, 2016

"Paula Radcliffe, Steve Cram, Seb Coe and Kelly Holmes have all been British distance runners that I have admired.”

By Christopher Kelsall, AthleticsIllustrated.com

Scotland’s Laura Muir is on fire.

After finishing in a disappointing seventh place during the Rio Olympic 1500 meter final,...

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