Former Wisconsin Badger Ollie Hoare is undoubtedly one of the best distance runners in the world. On February 11th in New York City, he will look to defend his Wanamaker Mile title.
Hoare, an Australian native, had an extremely successful stint at Wisconsin. He earned All-American honers eight times, and most notably won the 2018 NCAA Outdoor 1500-meter championship.
His success in college carried over to the pro level. After joining On Athletics Club, his running career began to take flight as he gained recognition on the global stage.
The former Badger competed in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (which took place in 2021 due to COVID) in the 1500-meter discipline, where he finished 11th.
On August 6, 2022, Hoare won gold at the Commonwealth Games in the 1500-meter men’s final, setting a personal best and Games record of 3:30.12. He hopes to carry his success from 2022 into 2023.
Ollie Hoare Looks To Defend Mile Title At 2023 Millrose Games
Ollie Hoare will headline a loaded field at the Millrose Games. Last year, he won the mile event with a time of 3:50.83, which earned him the Australian and Oceanian indoor mile record.
The 115th Millrose Games will take place on Saturday, February 11th at the Nike Track & Field Center at The Armory.
“I’m thrilled to be able to come back and defend my Wanamaker title,” said Hoare. “It will be great to be out there competing at one of my favorite mile races in the world.”
2023 Wanamaker Mile Elite Field:
Ollie Hoare (3:47.48 PR)
Cole Hocker (3:50.35 PR)
Mario Garcia Romo (3:53.36 PR)
Yared Nuguse (3:53.34 PR)
Eliud Kipsang (3:55.93 PR)
Johnny Gregorek (3:49.98 PR)
Sam Tanner (3:54.97 PR)
Josh Thompson (3:58.32 PR)
Neil Gourley (3:52.91 PR)
Sam Prakel (3:50.94 PR)
Drew Hunter (3:54.80 PR)