Elle Purrier

Elle Purrier

March 16, 2022

2022 World Indoors Women's Preview: Keely Hodgkinson and Gudaf Tsegay Look to Dominate + Who Wins The Loaded Women's 3000?

Plus do Americans Ajee Wilson, Heather MacLean, Josette Norris and Elle Purrier St. Pierre have legitimate medal hopes?
February 27, 2022

USATF Indoors Women's Recap: Ajee' Wilson x 8, Elle Purrier St. Pierre Crushes Monson on Final Lap

Elle Purrier St. Pierre ran like she had something to prove and Ajee' Wilson made another USA title look too easy.
January 29, 2022

2022 Millrose Women's Recap - Purrier St. Pierre and Monson Millrose Wins #2, Ajee Wilson 16 in a Row

Elle Purrier St. Pierre and Alicia Monson got their 2nd Millrose wins, with Monson setting a meet record in 8:31.62
January 29, 2022

RRW: Athing Mu vs. Elle Purrier St. Pierre Could Be Most Interesting Millrose Match-Up

Talking about stepping up to the mile, Mu said, "I'm doing the mile again; I'm back. Some people think it's kind of new.  I guess it's been a couple of years, so I guess it is kind of new.  But, I had a little taste of the mile being a freshman in high school and, I don't know, it's just good to be back."
January 27, 2022

2022 Millrose Preview: Coleman & Brazier Return, Hocker Makes Pro Debut, and Is the Women's Mile AR in Danger (Again)?

From Athing Mu to Ryan CrouserCole Hocker to Christian Coleman, some of the sport's biggest names will be in action at the Armory on Saturday afternoon. Here's our guide to the action.
August 06, 2021

Women’s 1500: Kipyegon Reigns Again, Runs Olympic Record 3:53.11, Muir Beats Hassan for Silver Faith Kipyegon pulled away from Sifan Hassan to win in an Olympic record of 3:53.11 and lay claim to being the greatest female mile of all-time.
August 04, 2021

Women's 1500: Kipyegon vs Hassan is Set, Kipyegon runs 3:56 as five women break 4:00; Hassan into second final of Olympics

Sifan Hassan and Fait Kipyegon were dominant in different ways. The Americans didn't have a great night, but in the end, two ended up making the final - the most of any country and equal to Australia for which Jessica Hull set a NR.
June 21, 2021

Elle Purrier Is The New Queen of the US 1500 Scene as Jenny Simpson Fails To Make US Team For 1st Time Since 2005

Elle Purrier turned it into a fitness test and she ended up with a 3:58.03 victory from the front as as Cory McGree (4:00.67) and Heather MacLean (4:02.09) both PRd to make the team. MacLean only got into the final on protest.
June 16, 2021

2020 Olympic Trials W1500 Preview: Elle Purrier Is Your Winner, But Who Else Makes the Team?

Purrier, who is the only American woman under 4:00 this year, seems like close to a lock. After her and Shannon Osiksa (4:00), it's wide-open as 10 women including Jenny Simpson have run between 4:04-4:05 this year.
May 29, 2021

Platinum PT Qualifier: Sisson Rolls, Purrier Upset, True & Huddle Must Turn Things Around Quickly

Elle Purrier only ran 2:03 in the 800 on a rainy night, losing to Julia Rizk, as Emily Sisson cruised to a 14:59 win in the 5k. Plus a 19-year-old American you may have never heard of, Graham Blanks, ran 13:27 to scare Nico Young's US U20 record.
April 10, 2021

With Houlihan & Purrier (Probably) Opting In, the Women's 1500 at the Olympic Trials Is Going to Be Crazy

By Jonathan Gault April 12, 2021 The 1500 meters, simply by the nature of the event, is always going to be one of the most-anticipated races at any championship meet. The race's length is right in the Goldilocks zone -- long enough for drama to build, short enough that the early laps can still matter -- and the tendency for most championship finals to be settled on the final lap creates maximum excitement. Five years ago, the women's 1500 was one of the best races of the US Olympic Trials, with Brenda Martinez edging Amanda Eccleston for the final spot by .03 after both women ran down reigning Trials champ Morgan Uceny in the home straight. The 2019 USA final in Des Moines was just as compelling, with Nikki Hiltz prevailing over Sinclaire Johnson and Kate Grace in a three-way kick for the third spot to Worlds.
February 11, 2021

NBIGP Preview: The Best US Indoor Meet of 2021 Season Is Saturday

What a track meet. You can make a case that the men's Olympic favorites at 100 (Noah Lyles/Trayvon Bromell), 200 (Lyles), 400 (Michael Norman), and 800 (Donavan Brazier) are all racing in Staten Island this weekend. Plus Sydney McLaughlinShaunae Miller-Uibo, and AR attempts in the 1000 (Bryce Hoppel) & 2-mile (Elle Purrier).
March 18, 2020

WTW: The 2020 Boston Marathon Is Going To Be HOT, Caster Semenya Vs Luke Wilson, and Will The Coronavirus Result in Eliud Kipchoge Debuting in New York This Fall?

We take a look at Covid-19's impact on the running world and wonder if it might actually result in Eliud Kipchoge debuting in New York this fall. Plus what do actor Luke Wilson's HS track exploits tell us about Caster Semenya's Olympic 200 dreams?
February 14, 2020

2020 USA Indoors: Shelby Houlihan, Paul Chelimo Earn Dominant 3K Wins Thanks to Big Last Laps

In case you forgot who the best distance runners in the US have been over the last three years, Shelby Houlihan and Paul Chelimo offered clear reminders in the 3000-meter finals on day 1 of the 2020 USATF Indoor Championships in Albuquerque. In the women's race, Houlihan led the BTC women to 1-2-3 finish (and 5 of the top 6), and in the men's race, Chelimo led the Kenyan-Americans of Scott Simmons group to a 1-2-3 finish as well.
February 13, 2020

2020 USA Indoors, Women's Preview: Elle Purrier vs. Shelby Houlihan & Ajee Wilson vs. Raevyn Rogers Highlight the Action

Purrier and Houlihan are both double-entered in the 1500 & 3k, while Wilson faces Rogers in a battle of World Championship medalists. Colleen QuigleyCourtney Frerichs, and Karissa Schweizer will also be in action.
February 12, 2020

Podcast: Elle Purrier American Star, Donavan Brazier & Millrose Sizzle, Guest Joe Rubio (HOKA Aggies' Coach), Bad News from Canada

Elle Purrier has arrived and we break Millrose down and look ahead to USAs and the Olympic Trials.
February 11, 2020

WTW: Elle Purrier vs Shelby Houlihan, Galen Rupp & Chris Derrick Are Back, Nico Young vs Drew Hunter, & Jenny Simpson's WR

Elle Purrier became a new American star on the week American stars Donavan Brazier, Ajee Wilson, and Galen Rupp all excelled.
February 08, 2020

Making Sense of the Madness at 2020 Millrose, Where 3 American Records Fell in 70 Minutes

What an incredible night. For 70 minutes on Saturday evening, the American distance running world lost its collective mind. When it was all over, a US HS record + 3 outright American records were history.