As Will Leer travels to Albuquerque this week for the 2014 USA Track & Field Indoor National Championships, memories will come flooding back to the 28-year-old. Nearly one year ago, Leer had a weekend to remember at the Albuquerque Convention Center, claiming two national titles in front of the most important people in his life: his parents.
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A high school girl's name will be etched onto the Women's Wanamaker Mile trophy, albeit rookie professional Mary Cain. And two other high school girls got a rare taste of elite international level racing on Saturday at the 107th Millrose Games at The Armory in New York.
Records fell by the wayside and dramatic finishes played out here at the 107th NYRR Millrose Games at The New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory. Bernard Lagat broke his third national record here in three years, winning the 2000 meters in 4:54.74, while Mary Cain thrilled her hometown fans with a tactical victory in the NYRR Wanamaker Mile for Women.
For the third consecutive year, American Olympian Bernard Lagat re-wrote the record books, setting a new American record for 2000 meters at the 107th NYRR Millrose Games. Lagat's four minute, 54.74 second victory was just one of the many thrilling events that captivated a capacity crowd at the New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory.
For once in her brief professional career, Mary Cain won't be the youngest athlete in the field on Saturday when she competes in the NYRR Wanamaker Women's Mile for the second straight year at the NYRR Millrose Games.
Entering Saturday's 107th NYRR Millrose Games at The New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory, a number of streaks are on the line in the distance disciplines. Speaking to members of the media here today, Mary Cain, Bernard Lagat, Nick Willis, and Kim Conley each spoke about their recent success on the track and time spent racing in the Big Apple.
Check out these six story lines to watch out for at the 2014 NYRR Millrose Games
On Wednesday, February 12 at 7:00pm EST, World Junior Record holder Mary Cain will participate in an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on Reddit.com as part of the lead up to Saturday's 107th NYRR Millrose Games. Don't miss your chance to ask the reigning USA National Indoor Mile Champion your questions!
On February 15, 2014, more than twenty Olympic and World Championships medalists will compete at the 107th NYRR Millrose Games, making for an unforgettable night of action at The New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory.
World Championships Medalist Matthew Centrowitz, Teenage Sensation Mary Cain to headline NYRR Wanamaker Miles
Moscow World Championships silver medalist Matthew Centrowitz and teenage track sensation Mary Cain will headline the NYRR Wanamaker Mile fields at the NYRR Millrose Games on Saturday, February 15, and three-time Olympian Nick Willis and three-time USA champion Morgan Uceny will be among their top competitors in what has traditionally been the most anticipated event of the Millrose Games.
Two-time Olympian and world-record holder Wallace Spearmon leads a stellar Men's 300 meter field at the NYRR Millrose Games, one that showcases both Olympic and World Championships medalists. The 107th edition of the NYRR Millrose Games will be held on Saturday, February 15, at The New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory.
Finland's Paavo Nurmi was one of the greatest distance runners in history. An Olympic gold medalist in 1920, 1924, and 1928, Nurmi became known world-wide as the 'Flying Finn.' In 1925, Nurmi traveled to New York City, where he set a world record for 2000 meters at The Armory during a prolific indoor racing series.
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Frater will be looking to keep Jamaica sprinting atop the podium in the 60-meter dash at the NYRR Millrose Games on Feb. 15. But the 31-year-old's task won't be easy as three young Americans - U.S. Olympian Isiah Young and 2013 NCAA champions D'Angelo Cherry and Ameer Webb - will be in on the chase.
Two 800-meter finalists from the London Olympics - and the man who upset both of them and scored an American record in The Armory in 2013 - will return for a 1,000-meter run at the 2014 NYRR Millrose Games on Feb. 15 at the New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory.