Did you know?

To-date, only five Milers – four men and one woman – have won the Sullivan Award as “the outstanding amateur athlete in the United States”: Glenn Cunningham (1933), Bill Bonthron (1934), Gil Dodds (1943), Jim Ryun (1966) and Mary Decker (1982).



Herb Elliott won Mile gold in breathtaking style at Cardiff Commonwealth Games

The legend clocked a 3:59.03 Mile, with teammates Merv Lincoln...


Golden moment cast in bronze: Sir John Walker statue unveiled

"This is a legacy for others. When they look at the statue kids can...


Making the Most of Your Mile: Newport-Mesa Spirit Run

Celebrating its 35th edition, the Newport-Mesa Spirit Run: Race for...


Running with Roger Bannister put Cecil Walkley on track for a long & athletic life

"I've had a wonderful life. Not complaining. And I hope it hasn't...

Featured Athletes

Mary Decker Slaney

DOB: 08/04/58 Mile PR:
4:16.71 - 1985 (U.S. record & former WR)
Metric Mile PR:
3:57.12 - 1983

Jim Ryun

DOB: 04/29/47 Mile PR:
3:51.1 - 1967 (former world record)
Metric Mile PR:
3:33.1 - 1967 (former WR)

Glenn Cunningham

DOB: 08/04/09 Mile PR:
4:06.8 - 1934 (former world record)
Metric Mile PR:
3:48.0 - 1940

Herb Elliott

DOB: 02/25/38 Mile PR:
3:54.5 - 1958 (former world record)
Metric Mile PR:
3:35.6 - 1960 (former world record)

Featured Events

Grand Blue Mile

Tues, April 24
Des Moines, IA

Medtronic TC 1 Mile

Thurs, May 10
Minneapolis, MN

State Street Mile

Sun, June 3
Santa Barbara, CA

GNC Live Well Liberty Mile

Fri, July 20
Pittsburgh, PA





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