Mile News Tagged Tokyo 2020


Shannon Rowbury — Not Fade Away

April 17, 2021

“Three Olympic teams is already above and beyond. A fourth is like a cherry on top. I want to make that team because I think I can and I’ve worked for it.”

By Jeff Hollobaugh, Track & Field News

“As soon as she came into the world, running would never come first.” So Shannon Rowbury describes...

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Focus on the U.S. Men’s 1500 Scene

April 02, 2021

Whoever shows up on the starting line at Hayward Field, rest assured the guys will put on a great show at the U.S. Olympic Trials

By Jeff Hollobaugh, Track & Field News

It's not outlandish to project that one of the most-anticipated events at June’s U.S. Olympic Trials will be the men’s 1500....

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TFN Interview: Matthew Centrowitz

March 11, 2021

"Be ready for a fast race. Be ready for guys to be obviously fast, that can close really well but obviously be strong enough to run a National Record or a season best or PR by the third round."

By Sieg Lindstrom, Track & Field News

While the young collegiate bucks have torn it up indoors this...

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Craig Engels: Full speed to the U.S. Olympic Trials 1500

February 23, 2021

"I do know I have to be ready for a 3:29 1500 if I want to be in medal contention at the Olympics. So we’ve been just mentally getting ready, doing a lot of workouts that are going to help with that.”

By Sieg Lindstrom, Track & Field News

You think you're pining for the U.S. Olympic Trials?...

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Ben Blankenship: “I’m a man of The Mile”

February 14, 2021

"I have always said, I’d rather run the hardest race right away than pick my way through it. I’ve always kinda liked to run those gauntlets and kind of find myself in the harder heats if possible.”

By Sieg Lindstrom, Track & Field News

“I wake up every morning and remind myself: ‘I don’t have...

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Elle Purrier’s rise to the top leads to U.S. Olympic team dream

February 07, 2021

"At this time I really don't know what [Olympic Trials] event I'm doing - the 1500m or the 5K."

By Dave Hunter, RunBlogRun.com

A favorite, albeit shopworn, expression is "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." It is a saying that can be witnessed and validated in many walks of...

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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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