Two Time Olympic Medalist Nick Willis Wins The Guardian Mile

           Nick Willis held off a hard charging Sam Prakel to secure the Guardian Mile win.  

Exciting road racing action took place in downtown Cleveland on Saturday evening, as the inaugural Guardian Mile featured an impressive line-up of professional runners along with many of Northeast Ohio's top high school cross country and distance athletes.   

Check out the interviews below with the event's winners and some of the local coaches who were in attendance. 

Men's Elite Champion - Nick Willis / New Zealand National Team and formerly of the University of Michigan 

Women's Elite Champion - Emily Lipari / formerly of Villanova University & Roslyn High School (NY)   

Elite Athlete Coordinator & Community Mile Winner - Nate Brannen / formerly of the Canadian National Team and the University of Michigan 

Girls High School Champion - Savannah Dennison / Memorial Middle School (Mentor) 

Boys High School Champion - Dan Conway / St. Edward 

Coach Dennison / Mentor High School  

Coach Borcas / Lake Catholic High School