Community: Exchange advice in the forums and read running commentary Resources: Personal running log, calculators, links and other tools for runners News: Running news from around the world Training: Articles and advice about fitness, race training and injury prevention Races/Results: Find upcoming races and past results Home: The Cool Running homepage

Cool Running Races & Tips
Top News
USA: Northeast
USA: Mid_Atlantic
USA: South
USA: Midwest
USA: West
USA: Northwest
Central & South America
Asia & Pacific

Got news?
Send us your news for inclusion on Cool Running.

Free e-mail newsletter
Running news, tips and links, delivered to your inbox every week.


home > news > usa: midwest > strong minnesotans announced for medtronic tc 1 mile professional fields

Strong Minnesotans Announced for Medtronic TC 1 Mile Professional Fields
USA Indoor Champ Leer and breakthrough steeplechaser Cheever added to inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013 event

Strong Minnesotans Announced for Medtronic TC 1 Mile Professional Fields

e-mail E-mail this page
print Printer-friendly page

Posted Monday, 6 May, 2013

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A strong contingent of professional runners with Minnesota ties has been added to the already potent field assembled for the Medtronic TC 1 Mile set for Thursday evening, May 9 in downtown Minneapolis.

Reigning USA Indoor mile and 3000 meter champion Will Leer, a Minnetonka native, and breakthrough steeplechaser Jamie Cheever, a Minneapolis native and University of Minnesota graduate who competes for Team USA Minnesota, will be part of the race that runs down Nicollet Mall.

The fleet pair joins defending Medtronic TC 1 Mile women’s champion Heather Kampf, Cheever’s Team USA Minnesota teammate and former Golden Gopher, and Winona native Garrett Heath, the newly crowned USA 1 Mile champion, Minnesotans who have already been announced in the race field.

Leer is fresh off running a 5000-meter personal best at the Mount SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. late last month. The 3:56.39 miler clocked 13:21.55 for the 3.1 mile event. Cheever recently redefined herself as a runner with a 9:29.13 clocking in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the Payton Jordan, in Palo Alto, Calif., improving her personal best by a whopping 22 seconds, attaining a World Championships “A” qualifying mark, and becoming the 5th-fastest American women’s steeplechaser of all time.

Other Medtronic TC 1 Mile professionals with North Star State ties are Team USA Minnesota’s Jon Peterson, who represented the USA at the Edinburgh International cross country meet earlier this year, and Meghan Peyton, the sixth-place finisher in last year’s Medtronic TC 1 Mile. Former University of Minnesota star Elizabeth Yetzer, the fastest female high school miler in Minnesota history, rounds out the local favorites.

The Medtronic TC 1 Mile, organized by Twin Cities In Motion, features an evening of races for runners of all ages and abilities. Action kicks off at 6:53pm and culminates with the professional races at 7:51pm (women) and 8:03pm (men). The Medtronic TC 1 Mile is the fifth stop on the inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour that includes 14 events and one end-of-the-year gala held across the country and throughout the year.



Training Log
Post a Race
Submit Results
Sponsored By

Couch-to-5K Google play Couch-to-5K App Store

© 2014 Active Network, LLC and/or its affiliates and licensors. All rights reserved.

About Us | Terms of Use| Copyright Policy | Your Privacy Rights | Support

Cool Running Facebook Facebook | Cool Running Twitter Twitter | Newsletter Subscription | News Feed Subscription

Race Directors | Running Events | Race Results | Running Tips | Pace Calculator | Couch to 5K | Running Forum | Running News