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Bring Back the Mile Tour to Begin Saturday

January 29, 2013 at 04:00pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

The inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour, consisting of 13 events across the United States, will kick off on Saturday with men’s and women’s miles at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston and the Camel City Indoor Mile in Winston-Salem, NC. Stop Number Three on the tour will be the Millrose Games on February 16, with the men’s and women’s NYRR Wanamaker Miles.

Bring Back the Mile is a campaign to return the mile Read More

Categories: Pro Athletes

Dold to Seek Eighth Win in Empire State Building Run-Up Powered by the MMRF

January 28, 2013 at 11:00am EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

When you think of the Empire State Building, the romantic final scene of Sleepless in Seattle might come to mind. Or Cary Grant. Or King Kong. Possibly the panoramic views from its observation deck. Probably not Thomas Dold.

It’s not for lack of hard work, because the 28-year-old from Stuttgart, Germany, is indeed part of the landmark’s history: He has won the Empire State Building Run-Up Powered by the MMRF a record seven consecutive times, going Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Coming Up for Cain: Two-Mile in Boston, NYRR Wanamaker Mile

January 28, 2013 at 11:30am EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

Mary Cain spent Saturday morning taking the SAT.

She spent Saturday afternoon—or just under four minutes and 33 seconds of it, anyway—demolishing two of the oldest high school track records in the books.

Cain, the 16-year-old phenom from Bronxville, NY, who trains under Alberto Salazar, ran 4:32.78 for the mile at the New Balance Games, easily breaking the 41-year-old high school indoor mile record of 4:38.5 set by Debbie Heald in 1972.

En route, she hit the 1500-meter Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Tokyo, London Announce 2013 Marathon Fields

January 25, 2013 at 12:00pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

When Tokyo joined the World Marathon Majors family last fall, becoming its sixth member, the move was seen as a major step forward for both the race and the series.

Yesterday, vision became reality when the Tokyo Marathon announced the strongest professional field since the race’s inaugural running in 2007. The fields will be led by nine men with personal bests under 2:07 and nine women who have run under 2:25, and both course records (2:07:23 Read More

Categories: Pro Athletes

Centrowitz Feeling Faster Than Ever This Winter

January 22, 2013 at 03:30pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

On a Skype call to a New York Track Writers’ luncheon this afternoon, Matthew Centrowitz said that his recent workouts “have been faster than anything I could imagine” coming out of college.

He added that his father—two-time Olympian Matt Centrowitz, a longtime coach at American University—said of the early-season times: “I’ve never heard anything like that this time of year.”

Centrowitz will defend his NYRR Wanamaker Mile title at the Millrose Games on February 16. Also interviewed Read More

Categories: Pro Athletes

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