Mile News Tagged World Championships


A rerun of Brenda Martinez’s spectacular track career

November 15, 2020

UC Riverside star was the first American woman to win 800 meter medal at the outdoor World Championships

By Kevin Contreras, The Highlander

Brenda Martinez was one of UC Riverside’s most prominent and outstanding athletes in its track & field history. Martinez graduated from UCR with a...

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Great Matchups — Mary Decker vs. The Soviets: Helsinki 1983

October 29, 2020

Landing on her chest and knees [Zaytseva] and sliding across the finish with her knees over the rail, as Decker (4:00.90) had captured her second gold in dramatic fashion.

From Track & Field News

HELSINKI, Finland—Mary Decker surprised the experts at the IAAF’s first-ever World Championships....

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Unsponsored Sara Vaughn reaches elite of U.S. Milers

September 19, 2017

"When you get to that level, equipment and a salary is always nice, to free up money for things like massage. (But) the upside of not having a shoe contract is that it gives her the freedom to do things the way she sees fit."

By Mike Sandrock, Daily Camera

Darkness is descending and a chill...

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Rio Olympic Champion Kipyegon Wins World 1500m Title

August 07, 2017

Simpson secures silver medal, her third World metric Mile medal (also 2011 gold and 2013 silver)

Emily Moss for the IAAF

With six women having run faster than four minutes in 2017, the women's 1500 meters at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 had been billed as one of the events of the...

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Q&A with Team USA’s Johnny Gregorek

July 21, 2017

Breaking 4 minutes, as well as lowering my PR to become the fastest duo along with my father, was a great feeling.

By Stephen Mazzone, MileSplit MA

For 10 days beginning on Aug. 4, some of the best athletes in the world will be competing in London at the IAAF World Track & Field Championships....

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Laura Muir full of confidence ahead of historic World Championships

July 19, 2017

“When it comes to London I’m just going to run as hard and as fast as I can and hopefully that will bring me a world medal.”

By Duncan Smith, The Scotsman

In an event which will see the last track appearances of megastars Usain Bolt and Sir Mo Farah, Scotland’s Laura Muir is understandably...

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Robby Andrews Secures World Championships 1500m Qualifier

July 08, 2017

"I heard everyone screaming in my face and I just gunned it."

By Jeff Benjamin / Special to The Advance

Former Staten Islander Robby Andrews is going to London thanks to a little help from his friends!

At Thursday night's Tracktown USA Championship meet held in Icahn Stadium, Andrews, who...

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Muir gunning for British Mile record

May 08, 2017

"The Mile is such an iconic event and to become the British record holder would be massive for me."

By Sportsbeat

The Scot has already got the 1500m and 3000m national records and will be out to take the Mile mark on July 9 at the London Stadium.

Laura Muir admits she is fine form after...

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Q&A: Leo Manzano

February 03, 2017

I think when it comes down to it, I just love to compete. And there’s something about championship-style races. There’s also something to be said about when it’s time to line up... I think that that’s what takes me to the next level.

By Jonathan Gault, LetsRun.com

2016 was a rough year for ...

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Bernard Lagat: Farewell to the Track

September 07, 2016

“If I had one opportunity to go back, I would have run with Hicham El Guerrouj in the Mile when he was breaking the world record [3:43.13] or when he was running 3:45, 3:44s. I would have loved to have been there."

By SPIKES

Running legend Bernard Lagat wrapped up his track career in style...

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