Mile News Tagged Will Leer


World’s Best Milers Flocking to Pre Classic

April 28, 2014

Fastest field in Bowerman Mile history to compete at the 40th Prefontaine Classic

EUGENE, Oregon – (April, 28, 2014) - Asbel Kiprop is only 24 and already among the world’s greatest Milers of all time.  He leads the best field ever to run the signature event at the Prefontaine Classic.

The...

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Does the Mile still matter?

April 04, 2014

Nick Willis: "It is important for the casual fan because people understand a sub-4 minute Mile. A 3:38 1500m doesn’t mean anything to most people."

By SPIKES Magazine

SPIKES sat down with two of the world's top Milers Nick Willis and Will Leer and Mile legend John Walker to find out why they...

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Alan Webb Ends His Incredible Track Career at Millrose

February 16, 2014

U.S. Mile record holder ran his last competitive Mile on the track where it all began in 2001.

By Caitlin Giddings, Runner's World

Saturday was an emotional day for the U.S. Mile record holder and 2004 Olympian Alan Webb, who closed out his final track competition with an 11th place finish in...

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Throwback Thursday: Will Leer

October 03, 2013

The Minnetonka Mile star split time between soccer and running in high school

By Liam Boylan-Pett, from Running Times

Who: Will Leer
High School: Minnetonka High School, Minnetonka, MN, Class of 2003
HS Personal Records:
400m: 50.8
800m: 1:54.6
1600m: 4:16.4
Current PRs:
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Blankenship, Mackey Take Falmouth Mile Titles

August 10, 2013

Ten U.S. men go sub-4 minutes; 12th stop on the nationwide inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013

By Chris Lotsbom, Race Results Weekly

FALMOUTH, Mass. -- The 2013 Falmouth Mile proved exciting once again here at Falmouth High School on Cape Cod. Americans Ben Blankenship (3:56.27) and Katie...

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David Torrence to Defend Falmouth Mile Title

August 03, 2013

Top fields expected including 2011 race champion and event record holder Jordan McNamara, Will Leer, Matthew Elliott and Garrett Heath and Gabriele Anderson, Heather Kampf and Sarah Brown; past wheelchair champions also return to defend titles; 12th stop on the inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour...

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The Year of Leer?

July 16, 2013

More miles, more mustache and more maturity are leading Will Leer to impressive results

By Sarah Barker, Running Times

Is it the six weeks at altitude? Is it the introduction of 100-mile weeks? Is it simply maturity? Could it be that training solo better suits his style? Or is Will Leer's...

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American Milers Cross the Pond for Ireland’s Most Famous Race

July 09, 2013

The July 17 Morton Mile welcomes top Americans for one of the most historic races in the world

By Morton Games

The Morton Mile is the most famous race in Irish athletics, graced by the presence of Olympians and Olympic champions including Ireland’s own Ronnie Delany, Herb Elliott (AUS), Kip...

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Men’s 1500 Meter Team for World Champs Finalized

July 08, 2013

Centrowitz, Manzano, and Lomong will go to Moscow.

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

The confusing and somewhat nerve-racking matter of who will represent the United States in the men’s 1500 at the World Championships next month was resolved on Saturday after a fast race at Meeting Areva, a...

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Is Something Wrong with U.S. Milers?

June 19, 2013

A perfect storm of factors leads to a lack of fast 1500 meter times in 2013 for U.S. men

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

As runners line up for the first round of the men’s 1500 meters on Thursday at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, none of them will have the "A"...

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