As Yared Nuguse prepares to race on the 200m surface at the Nike Armory, Jeff Benjamin, who will be covering the Millrose for RunBlogRun with Oliver Hinson, thought that our readers would enjoy some of the big races that Yared ran in 2023. 

The 2023 Steps Of Ascension For Yared Nuguse  – 2nd In A SeriesBy Jeff Benjamin

Mainstream America may not know it yet, but track geeks observed in awe in 2023 as the always easy-going, calm, cool, and collective Yared Nuguse climbed many steps towards greatness amongst the world’s best milers, an exclusive club in which the Notre Dame alum and 2021 Tokyo Olympian now rightly belongs to.

Yared Nuguse and Jakob Ingebrigtsen, photo by Jeff Benjamin
The ON Running Star, who’s coached by Dathan Ritzenheim, secured that rise with a variety of performances.
Here are video highlights of “The Goose” from his top 2023 races, and while he missed the podium at the Budapest World Champs, Nuguse nevertheless has shown he will be in that 2024 Olympic mix for sure!
1. Yared Nuguse breaks AR in indoor Mile at 2023 Millrose Games, courtesy of NBC
2. Yared Nuguse takes Big Win at London Diamond League, July 2023
3. Yared Nuguse takes the 1,500m title at 2023 USATF Outdoors
4. The Budapest Battle, Josh Kerr Over Jakob Ingebrigtsen, August 2023, courtesy of NBC Sports 
5. One of the Finest Miles Ever Witnessed! 2023 Nike Pre Classic! courtesy of NBC Sports