Mile News Tagged Tokyo 2020


How Cory McGee went from Pass Christian to Tokyo Olympics

July 26, 2021

"Perhaps it’s a good thing as a first-time Olympian. You create a situation that’s not as overwhelming. It feels like any other meet you’ve ever run in."

By Patrick Magee, Sun Herald

Unlike most athletes who will be competing in Tokyo, Pass Christian native Cory McGee had in-person exposure...

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Cole Hocker Brimming with Confidence

July 23, 2021

"I really want to make the final. That’s a big goal. And then once I’m in the final, I think I just have just as good a shot as anyone."

By Sieg Lindstrom, Track & Field News

Headed to Tokyo as the youngest U.S. men’s 1500 Olympian since Villanova’s Marty Liquori in ’68, Cole Hocker, 20,...

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How Peabody’s Heather MacLean blossomed into an Olympian

July 09, 2021

A “blue-collar kid” who’s extremely gritty and relentlessly pursues her goals.

By Trevor Hass. Boston.com

As Heather MacLean has ascended from running rookie to collegiate athlete to All-American to Olympian, her journey has been anything but linear.

Unrelenting bouts with pneumonia in...

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Hocker beats gold medalist Centrowitz, earns Olympic spot

June 28, 2021

The youngest outdoor national champion in the 1500 or Mile since 1911: “This whole year, I felt like I was proving myself to the world, but also proving my talent to myself."

By David Woods, Indianapolis Star

Over the course of three minutes, Cole Hocker was far from the desired destination,...

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Seven Things You Should Know About Craig Engels

June 26, 2021

“I actually don’t know how many miles a week I’m running. I don’t care, just whatever my body is feeling.”

By Sarah Lorge Butler, Runner's World

Craig Engels burst onto the U.S. running scene in 2017, during his final year at the University of Mississippi. He was the athlete with the mullet...

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Injuries, Surgeries, Illnesses Can’t Stop Henry Wynne’s Olympic Dreams

June 23, 2021

More than anything though, he wants to be an example to athletes at all levels going through tough times no matter what is keeping them from the sport they love.

By Andrew Dawson, Runner's World

Henry Wynne’s arrival in Eugene, Oregon, for the 2021 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials, where...

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Elle Purrier St. Pierre Dominates U.S. Olympic Trials 1500m

June 21, 2021

Cory McGee, Heather MacLean also set personal records to earn Team USA berths to Tokyo

By Taylor Dutch, Runner's World

Leading wire-to-wire, Elle Purrier St. Pierre convincingly won the women’s 1500 meters at the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials on Monday in Eugene, Oregon. At the new,...

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From Farm to Fame: Elle Purrier Seeking First Olympic Berth

June 12, 2021

The Vermont native is one of only four American women to have broken 2 minutes for the 800 meters, 4 minutes for the 1500 and 15 minutes for the 5000.

By Rich Sands, TeamUSA.org

In the world of track & field, Elinor Purrier is known as the runner who was raised on a farm. She's hoping that...

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Jenny Simpson Still Going Strong… But in Which Event?

April 23, 2021

“But the 1500 has my number and that’s what I’m trained for and excited about. I’m qualified in the 5K and the 15 for the Trials. So I’ll keep my options open and be watching how the training goes."

By Jeff Hollobaugh, Track & Field News

“It has been the longest stretch of my career, probably...

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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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