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With just over a month to go before the 115th Millrose Games, the anticipation has continued to build for the most iconic indoor track & field event in the world. The Men’s 800m figures to be among the best races of the afternoon, as all eight men in the field will believe they have a chance to win this notoriously unpredictable event, where positioning and tactics will surely be key.
The 115th Millrose Games is scheduled for Saturday, February 11th at the world-famous Nike Track & Field Center at The Armory. The Men’s 800m field is as follows:
–Bryce Hoppel is the reigning 800m National Champion indoors and outdoors, and a Bronze Medalist at the World Indoor Championships. He is also a Tokyo Olympian, the American record-holder in the indoor 1000m, and a two-time NCAA Champion while at the University of Kansas. Hoppel is the defending Millrose Games 800m winner.
–Clayton Murphy is the 2016 Olympic Bronze Medalist in the 800m, and the fourth-fastest American in the history of the event. He made a second Olympic final in Tokyo, and he is also a six-time National Champion.
–Noah Kibet of Kenya is just 18 years old, and he is already the Silver Medalist at the World Indoor Championships. He is also the Bronze Medalist at the World Junior Championships.
–Isaiah Harris placed second behind Hoppel at the most recent USATF Indoor Championships. He reached the final at the World Indoor Championships, and he was a two-time NCAA Champion while running at Penn State.
–Kyle Langford is a four-time competitor at the outdoor World Championships, reaching the final and placing fourth in 2017. Competing for Great Britain, he is the 2018 Commonwealth Games Silver Medalist, and the winner at the 2015 European Junior Championships.
–Tonatiu Lopez is the Mexican national record holder in the 800m, and a six-time national champion. He competed at the Tokyo Olympics, and he was the Gold Medalist at the 2017 World University Games.
–Mark English is the Irish national record holder in the 800m, and a three-time Bronze Medalist at the European Championships.
–Cade Flatt is the second-fastest U.S. high schooler in the history of the 800m. Now a freshman at Ole Miss, Flatt looks to continue ascending the ranks nationally.
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