Millrose Press Conference Notes: Ches May Stay a Few Steps Off Pace, Coburn Back from Injury, Wilson Trying to get AR Again

February 8, 2018

NEW YORK — The previews are written, the workouts are completed, all that was left before the 2019 NYRR Millrose Games was the pre-race athlete press conference.

We’ve got a few video clips below.

One of the most interesting things from a distance standpoint was Emma Coburn talking about how she is doing less mileage as she returns from injury. She usually runs around 80-85 a week but is doing 60 now, but is looking forward to racing as her training is going well despite doing less volume.

Nick Willis and Edward Cheserek are both in the Wanamaker Mile, where Yomif Kejelcha will be going for the world record

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Willis has come close a bunch of times to winning Wanamaker but never done it. He said his best chance this year is not to go with the pace but stay close enough so that if Kejelcha blows up he can win. Cheserek, when asked if he would go with the pace, said, “I’m going to follow the leaders and sit behind and enjoy the ride. I’ll probably be a couple of steps behind.”

Ajee’ Wilson trying to break American record again

Wilson has the outdoor American record and has run faster than the American record indoors, but had the result stripped from the books after she was determined to have a drug positive from tainted beef. She talks about the race in general here and in the longer clip below talks about how she does not eat beef anymore after her record was removed from the books.

Training partners and training roommates Kate Grace and Colleen Quigley to battle again in Wanamaker Mile

English Gardner back in NJ training with her dad after injury, coaching at Princeton

Shot Putters Will be Front and Center at Millrose

Ryan Crouser, Kovacs, Ajee’ Wilson, Emma Coburn, English Gardner Talk Life After Track

Willis, Cheserek, Grace and Quigley talked the same thing at the end of the video here.

More 2019 Millrose coverage here

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