Mary Cain wins US Women's 1 Mile Indoor title - Universal Sports

205K views75 2013, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, National Indoor Track and Field Championship, The 16 year old phenom Mary Cain finished with a time of 5:05.68, winning the race by nearly a second. Cain waited till the last 200m to pull away from the pack and easily take this race. (Watch the full event at

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    1. Hello Goodbye

      Refuses to maintain a weight necessary for elite runner status - ultimately blames coach for pushing her to do so. Gains liberal media sympathy. Thus her story ended.

    2. Allen Harder

      They said this was incredibly slow😂

    3. Dark at Hearts

      They look like beautiful gazelles running.

    4. Joe gallagher

      Tuohy is the future of women's distance running, Cain is ok, but she wouldn't compete in the Olympics. Tuohy will win Gold in 2024 Olympics.

    5. Clos MasMas

      Watching this now makes me imagine the pain she is going through

    6. Jose Randich

      Aaaand after this Nike ruined her

    7. will segen

      and remember folks, he's already got her on the juice.....But she was good, and now that he's off the project and banned from track, she will regroup....

    8. Maddie Mendes

      Does no one understand that you only have to run fast enough to win here 😂

    9. Jo Gaid

      Remember seeing this along time ago announcers just have to say something she never touched the girl with her elbow she got knock because Mary Kings Lane’s got her way but she had to clear advantage hopefully we can see more Mary cane soon

    10. no google plus

      Pretty slow time

    11. Chloe Dostal

      They basically ran a warm-up 800, then raced the next 800 in <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="130">2:10</a>

    12. Danielle Kearns

      Whose watching after the interview?

      1. Uniquely Qualified

        it is sad, I wish I can sympathize more

    13. Jeff Toreson

      sub <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="130">2:10</a> last 800m

    14. run Caz

      The video starts at about 2min. They are all jogging. NEXT VIDEO please.

    15. Linkmon99

      They ran a <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="175">2:55</a> then a <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="130">2:10</a>, unless you're a <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="243">4:3</a>x miler that would burn you too haha

    16. A-Frame-Wedge

      Katelyn Tuohy a sophomore in HS ran a <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="273">4:33</a> outdoor mile.

    17. Robert Clint


    18. kg062007

      And now Mary Cain is irrelevant in running. Just because a person does something great at a young age does not mean they will keep doing it.

    19. Skyelight

      This really isn't slow, especially for a 16 year old girl. When I first started running, I was doing 15 minute miles because I had to walk on every curve. With lots of hard work, I got my time down to <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="406">6:46</a>. I was around her age when I did that. It's really difficult.

    20. annihilationHaven

      Can't watch this.. too attractive

    21. Jarret Heller

      "...she is absolutely the future of American distance running." Eleven yr old Katelyn Touhy said "Challenge accepted".

      1. Coconut Oreo

        @speedrunner784 are you a guy or a girl?

      2. Alison • McDonald

        KOMROOK ok thanks for the input 😐

      3. KOMROOK

        @Alison • McDonald ....she is done.....just like an overcooked hot sucker up.....Jordan Hasay

      4. Alison • McDonald

        speedrunner784 Mary Cain has ran a 4:24

      5. KOMROOK

        Future ? LOL......she is done.....have a look at this corpulent cherub.

    22. Paul Blaha

      It seems that any race over 800 meters is the same...jog until the last lap...200 meters left... it's time to move out...

      1. it is what it aint

        There jog is like your sprint you fat ugly slob

    23. tman2469

      Mary is AMAZING!!!!

    24. Robert Clint

      I wonder if Salazar gave her drugs

    25. Angela L

      Even though the pace looked slow the pace they were running would have killed the average person--like me

    26. Carl Mape

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="305">5:05</a> is a weak time for this.

    27. Randall Hill

      She certainly flamed out. Whitney, Baisden, Cain... they can't all be Allyson Felix.

    28. Carl Mape

      This track is weak

    29. Carl Mape

      Why are they running so slow? <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="305">5:05</a> for a mile is NOT good at all. Girl at my High School ran <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="290">4:50</a> at CIF Southern Section

      1. Brendan Berney

        Maybe it's great for the average person, but 5:05 is a time that many high school freshmen achieve. We're talking national champion here, which is kind of pathetic

      2. phoenix21studios

        HAHAHA. a 5 minute mile is not easy in any way shape or form. Most people cant even run an entire mile. Many people can muster a 9 minute mile and an 8 min mile is fast for just an average person. 6 minute mile is average good for normal casual runners.

    30. Justine Kiprotich

      Well she quit, soo

    31. LIKEABO$$

      wow her standing posture is horrendous.

    32. Tone202

      This time was nothing to brag about in the diamond league but it was fast for a sixteen year old. She's going to have to run <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="260">4:20</a> or less to beat the very best so good luck to her.

    33. Abbie Suarez

      Why are they running so slow

      1. LIKEABO$$

        leading drains more than following. they were being strategic.

    34. Martiea Hill

      she certainly has fallen off the face of the earth as it pertains to middle distances.

      1. Arath Gomez

        Martiea Hill Now you know why.

      2. Im Champ

        It's sad, I was just wondering what's up with her afternoon USA's last week and came to watch some old memories

      3. Britain Reynolds

        Seriously, where did she go?

    35. Emily E

      She didn't purposely elbow someone, she always runs with her elbows jutting out.

    36. Latrell Hunter

      all these negative comments but as a middle distance runner myself I acknowledge that no one wanted to take the lead. I've been in 1500m races in college where no one wanted to take the lead and I refused to be the rabbit so we went out <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="146">2:26</a> first 800 and finished <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="252">4:12</a>. stuff like this happens all the time. and I'm a <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="233">3:53</a> guy for the 1500. most of the guys in that race were decent sub 4 guys but it was conference and it turned tactical.

      1. cyoungrun1

        You ran the last 1/2 in 1:46, but your PR is only 3:53? Something's not adding up!

    37. Johnny Robinson

      that's what happens when you don't run to win

    38. paparon90fon

      Did Dana Meckie think the race was over at 1400 meters? <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="172">2:52</a>

      1. phoenix21studios

        she didnt equip an after burner it seems.

    39. Vanessa Jiao

      lmao too slow, nikki hiltz has a <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="283">4:43</a> mile, she ran that at age 16 as well

      1. Cofresh

        TheIrishrogue68 for dumass ppl who didn't know lol

      2. TheIrishrogue68

        Mary has run it in the 4:20s...this indoor race was a race of strategy not for time

    40. HuMuSuX

      lmao women running ahaha, i can go faster than that

      1. Amber D

        4 minute mile, doubt that... and these are women not men haha

    41. Jenna

      If you know running then you know this time is extremely slow for a race like this

      1. Rajit Rajpal

        If u knew running, ud know times matter not in championship tactical races. Stfu jenna

      2. Brendan Berney

        Men's world record is 3:43, high school men's HS champion level is 3:59-4:05. That's the equivalent of a woman's 4:28-4:34

      3. phoenix21studios

        not really. the world record for women is 4:12.

    42. Matthew Rocha

      I do repeats this fast

      1. cyoungrun1

        Not impressive. Come back when you can do 6 times a mile at 4:30 pace with 3:00 rest between.

      2. Matthew Rocha

        More than 4

    43. Rose Wu

    44. clairebearbeauty8

      the high school indoor mile was won this year in <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="283">4:43</a> and cain ran a <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="268">4:28</a> in high school. honestly, it's just pathetic

      1. Natalie Torres

        clairebearbeauty8 is like to see you try it

      2. Azaming Xzc

        clairebearbeauty8 they don't have to do their best, they just have to win. Sometimes I guess those aren't the same thing :)

    45. firstbornjordan

      I'm perplexed. My 10 year old aussie daughter ran 5.30 and has exceeded winning over local women in 3km and 5km. She hung the boots up a year ago ... I did like the last two laps however, a taste of things to come. Good finish 16 yo.

    46. Tiffany Farfan

      My gosh people they are supposed to go slow so they set the pace and then outrun them. No good in making it so fast that you burn out.

      1. run Caz

        Tiffany Farfan "they"? Who are "they"? The entire field? I understand there will be those who feel like a slow 3/4 is to their benefit. But the entire field using this tactic is absurd, unless they all made an agreement to take it easy because they were doubling up in the 3,000 or 5,000 or whatever. Otherwise your comment makes no sense.

      2. Carl Mape

        Um no. They are running REALLY REALLY SLOW!

      3. Laney Owen

        not that slow

    47. Diego Solis

      Maybe if she wasn't tactical and just took off at the beginning at race she might have subbed 5 min.

      1. Greg Howard

        She could probably easily break 5

    48. randall hill

      She's a pro now and finding out it ain't always this easy.

      1. Dovahkiindoesstuff

        This comment did not age well

      2. Im Champ

        This was a pro race

    49. ImGheyBro

      Damn, I thought she was going to beat my time, what kind of title is this.

      1. The Potter Fanfictioner

        Tactical race...

    50. Artur23

      jajaja yo hago le mismo tiempo en la milla solo hay un pequeño detalle soy hombre XD

    51. Ruby Jones

      All of them are such great runners, especially Cain, but I'm kinda surprised they didn't go faster tbh

      1. Maddie Mendes

        They only need to run to win, not their fastest every time, that’s what my dad told me

      2. VIANNA


      3. Memphis Applegate

        I think future races with Cain may be faster, especially after the World Junior 3000 victory. Running slow until the last 200 is a bad idea with Cain running. However, it is a non-issue with some professional races, as they hire good pacers to lead the race.

    52. Memphis Applegate

      This is why they have pacers in races. If you take out in a fast pace, in a race without a pacer, then you become the pacer. They even have paid pacers in big marathons now, as world class runners know the person in the lead is a sitting duck. This is why world records are rarely set in distance events at the Olympics; winning is much more important than a fast time, and going for a fast time will likely set you up for failure.

    53. MarvelousLunatix

      This is so crazy... I used to run cross country with Cain, not that I was any good, but it's just weird to think about how far she's gone

    54. Nicolas Cage

      good god that is slow!

    55. Kimberly Batdorf

      All these women are great runners of course, i'm just extremely confused why none of them put forth 100% effort in this race

    56. KevinMustard

      She is really goofy if you've ever seen an interview with her. But, what distance runner isn't..?

    57. Joshua Hyland


    58. ADAM POPE

      think about this first 800-2.55 and second is 2.10 big pick up

    59. Lehmann Peters

      Oh my. You really don't know very much about track, do you?

    60. JeffersonDinedAlone

      A <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="305">5:05</a> mile? Fucking snails.

      1. Natalie Torres

        JeffersonDinedAlone fucking pussy

      2. Awesome Adam

        And what's yours lmao

    61. Emanuel Ibanez

      Yeah!!! I agree, they said she elbowed that woman but that's just Cain's form. Once that improves, wow!!! She'll be awesome

    62. Madi

      championships aren't about fast times you can't just try to gut it out when you're with this type of competition because they will hang on and can out-kick you if you arent careful.

    63. sbtbfanatic

      Cain has some wheels. I wonder how much time she could drop simply by improving her upper body form.

    64. Refined Reviews

      Know what a tactical race is. You start slower and finish stronger

      1. Awesome Adam

        Yes but the pickup was way too strong they just straught up started slow af

    65. Refined Reviews

      Obviously most of you don't

    66. stringbean

      Cain definitely could have broken 5 minutes.

    67. Omegax9000

      lol she won by like 16 secs bro

    68. toowaker37

      They were jocking for position. This is not unlike cycling where the sprinters wait until the last minute to go because they want to sit in and conserve energy. If you want to be a winner you have race smart, not just hard.

    69. FlipMode

      I dont even run and most of you fucktards sayin this is slow obviously dont pay attention. No one wanted to lead so they all collectively jogged it untill the last lap. I bet most of you fat asses couldnt run a mile in 20 minutes.

      1. cyoungrun1

        FlipMode - You are obviously not paying attention - not even to your own comment. It WAS slow. As you wrote, they were practically jogging the first half. And it wasn't the last lap - it was the last 1/2 mile (2:10) they ran fast. BTW, I'm not a "fat ass." The very first mile race I ever ran was 4:56, as a high school freshman on a grass track. Every mile race I ran after that for the next 25 years was faster.

    70. asldfj234

      They look really slow

    71. quadbravo

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="305">5:05</a> mile with the first 1/4 mile at 83 sec and <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="175">2:55</a> at the half. Basically a slow jog for the first 1/4. Cain is the star of Bronxville HS. Insane level of talent for 16 year old girl.

    72. James Jameson

      she ran a <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="305">5:05</a>, thats not slow. especially for a 16 year old

    73. sportmaster92


    74. Tim Wason

      Which is why Alberto Salazar is coaching her, and you are not, and never will. You don't understand...

    75. Lisa Madden

      Too bad ratings are disabled, I would 'like' this. She was first, no one else stepped up, good for her.

    76. Mubarak Please

      I give her the race but in an outdoor race i don't think she would would of won this one.

    77. Gillian Natanagara

      I don't think it was the speed, it was a tactical race that they all held back since no one wanted to lead the pack and wear themselves out. THAT'S coaching.

    78. Track- lash

      I'm sorry but what a gawd awful time that was. Aside from the kid (who obbviously deserves a pass due to her age) the WORLD CLASS ADULTS should be ashamed of themselves. Most college conference title women races are much faster

    79. Josh Rinker

      They trotted this!