Back in New York again for the first time in the 2013 season and it feels great to be home! There is nothing quite as thrilling as racing in your homestate. As always the magnificence and beauty of New York City strikes awe and it is a pleasure to be here. It was my first ever Millrose Games and I have to start by thanking the amazing crowd that really brought the whole Armory Stadium to life tonight! The screaming of over 4000 fans was really amazing!
I am so excited to kick off my opening Mile with a new PR of 3.51.21 breaking my old record by nearly 2 seconds. I am truly humbled to be #3 all time American record for indoor 1 mile and #8 all time in the world for this discipline. I owe this exciting Mile opener to the very high caliber of athletes that competed with me today and the wonderful race venue in New York City. While the results are great, it is truly amazing to reflect on the incredible strength of American middle distance running as seen on the indoor track today. I am so proud to represent the U.S. beside all of these other amazing American athletes and I know as a team we will do amazing things in the Outdoor World Championships. This is certainly the year to put American middle distance and distance running back on the map and I am proud to be a part of that effort. Thank you again to all of my family, friends, and fans who cheered me to a win today! This is one of many to come!
Running Tip #5: Hills - You gotta love 'em! Like every other challenge, approach hills with strength and clarity of mind. When you crest over the top of a hill do a surge rather than slowing down to recover. A surge will help you return to your pace more quickly and will keep away the painful buildup of lactic acid. Embrace the hills!