* Jake Renfree hits the gas to win the invitational mile at The VA Showcase in January
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It's no surprise that some of the country's top milers also possess considerable speed at lower distances.
We compared athletes with combined performances in both the mile and 800m and the mile and 400m to get an idea of what kind of speed each athlete is bringing to the table in the final moments of a mile.
As you'll find, some of the country's top specialists can hang with the best of them in the 800m. Athletes like Dan Maton, Jake Renfree, Nick Foster, Alex Fleury, Theo Woods, Matthew Payamps and Matthew Rizzo all have half-mile times under 2-minutes and miles under 4:20.
It's a little harder, however, for sprinters to go up in distance, as you'll see in the mile-400m comparison.
Check out the full lists in the links below, or click through the slideshow.
Fastest Kicks: Mile-800m l Mile-400m