Mile News Tagged Tokyo 2020


British Mile stars Muir, Reekie living, training together

August 08, 2020

Tokyo Olympic hopefuls train "really well together and motivate each other."

From BBC

Laura Muir says becoming housemates with Jemma Reekie during lockdown has benefited them both - despite losing to her training partner in Italy.

Reekie, 22, edged out Muir over 800 meters on last Sunday...

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Running Past an Olympic Dream: Kyle Merber

July 12, 2020

More than anything, the lockdown, in an odd and unexpected way, has led him to rediscover the joy of running.

By Scott Cacciola, The New York Times

On an overcast morning in late March, a few days after the International Olympic Committee announced it was postponing the 2020 Tokyo Games...

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You Don’t Know Shelby Houlihan

July 05, 2020

Her career to-do list is just as long as the places she wants to go: Break 3:50 in the 1500 meters; break 14 minutes in the 5000 meters: “I still feel like there’s so much more untapped potential there that I’m very excited about.”

By Erin Strout, Women's Running

It’s mid-April. The year is...

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Shelby Houlihan’s Afterburners Ready to Be Lit Again

June 06, 2020

She intends to run both the 1500 and 5000 at the Olympic Trials next year even though the Tokyo Games schedule precludes serious consideration of racing both there.

By Sieg Lindstrom, Track & Field News

“We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us.”

Case in...

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Shannon Rowbury’s Final Olympic Games: 1500 or 5000?

June 03, 2020

"I really love the 1500 but if I can be fit enough to sustain the rounds of a 5K, then you know, I think I could also be a contender there..."

By Sieg Lindstrom, Track & Field News

The 1500 may no longer be her primary event—although that decision’s not etched in stone—but any discussion of...

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Running is in Shannon Osika’s blood

May 27, 2020

“I love it. I mean, to be amongst so many talented and hardworking women and to be one of them feels really good."

By Sieg Lindstrom, Track & Field News

Spring of 2020, now heading into summer, has manifested itself as a train-and-wait game for athletes. The pandemic “why” of that is no...

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Dog Days for Jenny Simpson

May 21, 2020

“I go into every season and every championship as if it was a new beginning. I don’t drag in baggage from the past as I also don’t prop myself up with accomplishments of old. Each year is its own mountain to climb."

By Sieg Lindstrom, Track & Field News

With what would have been a high-gear...

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Kate Grace Now Taking a Positive Approach

May 18, 2020

"It’s just more time for Jerry and I to get to know each other and for us to work together so that it’s training in his system but he’s continuing to train me to be the best athlete that I can. And I’m optimistic about that.”

By Sieg Lindstrom, Track & Field News

In the groove, rarin’ to make...

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Elle Purrier Spending Her COVID-19 Spring at Home

May 11, 2020

“I definitely have more fun with the 1500 and the Mile. That’s what I would prefer to do..."

By Sieg Lindstrom, Track & Field News

Call it a long, loooong weekend. Or “there’s no place like home.” It’s the story of Mile star Elle Purrier’s spring at her family’s dairy farm in northern...

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Nikki Hiltz ready to build upon 2019 breakout year

May 07, 2020

“I’m definitely now very driven to just kind of do it all over again, make the Olympic team and then make the final of the Olympics."

By Sieg Lindstrom, Track & Field News

What a difference a year can make. That’s true by the truckload when 2019 and ’20 are the benchmarks and Miler Nikki...

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