Nick Willis

Nick Willis

June 01, 2022

Setting the Record Straight: Sorry Malcolm Gladwell, But Matthew Centrowitz Absolutely Belongs in the Same Sentence as Nick Willis

Earlier today best-selling author and huge track fan Malcolm Gladwell wrote, "(Matthew Centrowitz) doesn’t even belong in the same conversation as, say, Nick Willis, who never won gold but nonetheless was a threat to win every big race he entered for a good 10 years." What a ridiculous statement. We had to set the record straight.
August 05, 2021

Nick Willis Bows Out of the Olympics with Some Great Advice for Young Athletes Struggling with Pressure

The two-time Olympic medallist has some sage advice for young stars crumbling under the pressure of the Olympics. "Remember that most people are just there for entertainment. They're not really too worried [about how you do]. So do your best when you can and if you can't, that's okay as well." *MB: Nick Willis says thank you and farewell on Instagram 
August 05, 2021

Cole Hocker The Real Deal, Matthew Centrowitz OUT - Men's 1500 Semis

An Olympic record was set by Abel Kipsang in semi #2
March 29, 2021

Two Decades After Brannen, Webb, & Willis, Ron Warhurst Has Another Teen Mile Star on His Hands. His Name Is Hobbs Kessler.

The 77-year-old Warhurst, who has doled out running advice to everyone from Matthew Centrowitz to Tom Brady, has taken on a role coaching Kessler, who ran 3:57.66 on Sunday to break the US indoor high school mile record.
February 04, 2021

ATL #3 Preview: Bromell v. Baker & A Fast Men's Mile on Super Bowl Sunday?

The third ATL meet of 2021 will be held directly before Super Bowl LV, so you can switch over to the big game at 6:30 p.m. ET and not miss a second. Trayvon Bromell vs. Ronnie Baker is the big showdown, pitting two of the world's fastest men at 60 meters.
January 22, 2021

How Many US 1500m Titles Would Nick Willis Have Won If He Was An American?

He's gone sub-4 for 19 straight years and won 2 Olympic medals but our research reveals there is only 1 year we are certain he'd have won a US title but 6 or 7 more where he would have been the betting favorite (Sub. required)
January 20, 2021

Podcast: Track is Back, Guest Jim Walmsley on 100k World Record Attempt x 2

Ultra marathon star Jim Walmsley is our guest before he tries to break the 100km world record at HOKA Project Carbon X 2 this weekend.
January 19, 2021

Nick Willis Sets World Record by Breaking 4:00 in the Mile for 19th Straight Year

Willis, 37, ran 3:58 in Florida to break a tie with fellow Kiwi legend John Walker.
May 14, 2020

Podcast: Who Had The Better Career - Ritz, Webb or Hall?

Our normal podcast returned but this was far from a normal podcast as podcasting history was made as for the first time in world history a six-day-old baby appeared on a podcast. Once we adjusted to our new female co-host, we spent most of the show debating who had the better career - Dathan Ritzenhein, Alan Webb or Ryan Hall? Along the way, Rojo ranted about the need for colleges to open up this fall, Tedd Ginn Jr was exposed as a liar, we wondered if World Athletics deserves more props for its anti-doping effectiveness, and much more.
May 13, 2020

Q&A: Nick Willis on Signing With Tracksmith, Skateboarding, & Why the Olympic Standard Freeze Helps Him

Nick reveals that he only got his new contract after successfully acing his first job interview in more than 20 years.  "[My last job interview was when I was] 15, applying for a job as a dishwasher and salad and food prep person at a restaurant, like TGI Fridays...It’s not a traditional nine-to-five. It’s project-based and they’ll give myself flexibility to also focus on my training. But I want to prove myself. I want to show that I’m worthy of this...It’s fun starting at the bottom again."
January 07, 2020

February 8: Nick Willis, Chris O'Hare, Eric Jenkins And Filip Ingebrigsten Headline Fields For NYRR Wanamaker Mile At The Millrose Games

Field also includes Ben Blankenship, Johnny Gregorek, Charlie Grice and Josh Kerr.
September 08, 2019

RRW: Jenny Simpson, Nick Willis Continue Winning Ways at New Balance Fifth Avenue Mile

Simpson won in 4:16.2 to barely beat out Elinor Purrier (also timed at 4:16.2) as Simpson broke PattieSue Plumer's previous CR of 4:16.68 from 1990. Willis got his 5th win, taking the men's race in 3:51.7, just edging out Chris O'Hare (3:51.7) and Sam Prakel (3:51.8). *MB: Official 2019 Fifth Avenue Mile Thread: Jenny Simpson wins 8th title in event record 4:16.2 
August 22, 2019

2019 Paris DL: Conseslus Kipruto & Taoufik Makhloufi Return, Grant Holloway Makes DL Debut, & the Noah Lyles Show Rolls On

Two final regular season DL of the season looks like a dandy as two Olympic champs will return to the DL after a long hiatus. Plus will Jakob or Filip Ingebrigtsen win their first DL 1500?
August 20, 2019

September 8: Nick Willis, Edward Cheserek, Jenny Simpson, Nikki Hiltz Lead Fields For New Balance 5th Avenue Mile

Men's race also includes Izaic Yorks, Sam Prakel, Henry Wynne, while the women have Allie Ostrander, Cory McGee, Elinor Purrier, Lauren Johnson, and GB's Jessica Judd.
May 16, 2019

A Fan's Guide To The 2019 USATF Distance Classic

Oxy is tonight. We give you a schedule of events, viewing info and then briefly tell you what to look for in each event.
January 31, 2019

Super Saturday Preview: Wilson vs. Rogers & Cheserek vs. Willis at Camel City, Plus IAAF World Indoor Tour Action in Karlsruhe

The distance action in Camel City on Saturday is going to be fantastic. Are you ready for a (flat track) WR attempt by Ajee' Wilson and Raevyn Rogers in the women's 800? The first track race since the Rio Olympics for Abbey D'Agostino (now named Abbey Cooper)? Plus Edward Cheserek vs Nick Willis in the mile and Clayton Murphy in the 800.
January 29, 2019

Saturday: Edward Cheserek Vs Nick Willis In The Mile, Ajee Wilson Vs Raevyn Rogers In The 800 Highlights Camel City Elite Meet

Clayton Murphy is in the 800, Abbey Cooper (D'Agostino) in the mile.
December 10, 2018

RRW: Edward Cheserek Wins Fast Kalakaua Merrie Mile In Photo Finish

Cheserek defended his title from last year with a 3:54.83 victory over Leonard Bett (3:54.89). Craig Engels was 3rd (3:59.94), Canada's Ben Flanagan 4th (3:59.97) and Nick Willis 5th (4:00.78).  Merriam Cherop won the women's race in 4:22.54 breaking her own record as the fastest mile on Hawaii by a woman.