September 13, 2016
Eleven sub-4 minute men and eight sub-4:30 minute women expected in Steel City on Saturday, Sept. 17; $30,000 prize purse presented by GNC Live Well; fifth stop on Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2016
PITTSBURGH – This year’s increased prize purse of $30,000 has attracted some of...
August 30, 2016
5th edition in downtown Pittsburgh offers $30,000 prize purse presented by GNC Live Well; fifth stop on BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2016
PITTSBURGH - Defending GNC Live Well Liberty Mile champions and event record holders Heather Kampf and Jordan McNamara will return to the Steel City to defend their...
June 02, 2016
2,500 fans also witness thrilling girls high school Mile and boys high school Mile meet record by Jon Davis
By Ben Rosario, Festival of Miles
ST. LOUIS - The 9th Festival of Miles at St. Louis University High School on Thursday night saw the meet add three more sub-4 minute Mile performances...
August 01, 2015
A total of 1500 runners participated in the race, which included a wave for all ages and abilities plus several competitive heats, including the masters and Unstoppable heats in addition to the pro heats.
By Karen Price, Trib Live
Neither Jordan McNamara nor Heather Kampf are from Pittsburgh,...
July 31, 2015
An event record 1,500-plus participants at fourth edition; third stop on the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2015
By Ryan Lamppa, The Mile wire
PITTSBURGH – (July 31, 2015) – At the 4th GNC Live Well Liberty Mile on a warm, humid Friday evening in downtown Pittsburgh, two Milers, who are...
July 30, 2015
“America really has almost a duty to keep the Mile alive... It’s our event as Americans, and I think it’s really up to us to keep it alive and to keep it in the spotlight.” - Jordan McNamara
By Megan Ryan, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Usually when someone thinks of something “hot” and “sexy,” it...
July 29, 2015
Thirteen sub-4 minute men’s Milers and five sub-4:30 minute women’s Milers expected in Steel City for Friday evening, July 31 event; $25,000 prize purse; third stop on Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2015
From P3R Events
A prize purse of $25,000 has attracted some of the country’s top...
July 13, 2015
4th edition in downtown Pittsburgh offers $25,000 prize purse; third stop on BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2015
From P3R Events
Defending GNC Live Well Liberty Mile champions Jordan McNamara and Gabriele Grunewald will return to the Steel City to defend their titles at the 2015 race, scheduled for...
October 09, 2014
The winner of four Mile races during 2014 season: "As a 4:17 high school Miler, I'm a prime example of what determination and consistency can produce. High schoolers, I hope you're taking note!"
From Portland Track Weekly
Breakthrough seasons don't happen every year for a professional track...
September 13, 2014
Record 14 women break 4:30 in the same Mile race; 15 men go sub-4; world's largest road Mile draws 5,610 finishers who race down storied thoroughfare
NEW YORK – Jenny Simpson had all the momentum—and the pressure—when she lined up for the 2014 NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile late Saturday...
August 17, 2014
Injuries have not kept OTC Elite athlete from chasing his running dreams
By Jonathan Gault for LetsRun.com
Watch Jordan McNamara run. At the end of a race, it’s a beautiful sight, the outside of the front of his foot making just the briefest contact with the ground as his long, willowy legs...
August 12, 2014
Saturday night race features Olympians, USA & NCAA champions and a former World #1; $7500 prize purse plus time and meet record bonuses
FALMOUTH, Mass. – Morgan Uceny, a 2012 Olympian ranked #1 in the world in 2011 at 1500 meters; Gabriele Grunewald, the reigning USA Indoor 3000m champion; ...
August 01, 2014
Gabriele Grunewald women's champion over two-time defending champion Heather Kampf; 1,000-plus participants at third edition; fourth stop on the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2014
By Ryan Lamppa, The Mile wire
PITTSBURGH – (August 1, 2014) – At the third GNC Live Well Liberty Mile on...
August 01, 2014
Pittsburgh American Development Program athletes Heather Kampf and Jordan McNamara visit the studios of KDKA's Pittsburgh Today Live in lead up to the 2014 GNC Live Well Liberty Mile.
From KDKA - CBS Pittsburgh
August 01, 2014
“Liberty Mile is really the first race that takes the professionals and integrates them directly into the community at ground level, which I think is really special.” - Jordan McNamara
By Karen Price, Tribune-Review
Jordan McNamara stood in front of dozens of Summer Dreamers Academy campers...
July 31, 2014
GNC Live Well Liberty Mile attracts top U.S. field including Leo Manzano and defending champion Heather Kampf
By Alex Nieves, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Steve Prefontaine, Roger Bannister, Mary Decker. If you were to stop an adult on the streets of an American city, these names would likely...
July 21, 2014
Top U.S. Milers Leo Manzano, Jordan McNamara & Heather Kampf and 200 kids part of Giant Eagle Kids of STEEL program and the Summer Dreamers Academy 5-week summer partnership
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – This summer, 2012 Olympic silver medalist Leo Manzano, along with professional Milers and American...
July 15, 2014
Men’s field also includes 2-time race runner-up Jordan McNamara; 3rd edition in downtown Pittsburgh features new American Pro Mile with a $20,000 prize purse; 4th stop on Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2014
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – 2012 Olympic silver medalist and reigning USA 1 Mile road...
June 23, 2014
"There is not going to be a sixth place-to-second charge. I'm going to go for it from the beginning."
By Ken Goe, The Oregonian
EUGENE -- At last year's USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Jordan McNamara picked a bad time to have a bad day.
McNamara didn't get out of the 1500 meter...
June 05, 2014
Event record crowd of more than 2,000 treated to 4 men sub-4 minutes and 7 boys under 4:10 for the Mile at 7th edition
ST. LOUIS – An event record crowd of more than 2,000 watched the fastest edition yet of the Nike Festival of Miles on Thursday evening. Temperatures in the 70s with little to...
June 05, 2014
7th charity track meet in St. Louis will benefit local runner battling cancer; event streamed live by MileSplit.com
ST. LOUIS – The Festival of Miles Foundation will host the seventh Nike Festival of Miles Thursday night at Saint Louis University High School beginning at 6:30pm. The meet...
August 08, 2013
Jordan McNamara headlines men's field; downtown road race 11th stop on inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour
By Karen Price, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Heather Kampf was passing the leader approaching the final lap of the 600 meter dash at the Big Ten Indoor Track Championship. Then she was flat...
August 07, 2013
"It truly is America's premiere distance race."; GNC Live Well Liberty Mile draws top professional and Masters (40 and older) runners for Friday evening event
By Nick Veronica, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
In the world of corporate 5Ks, half-marathons, fulls and ultras, one group is attempting to...
August 05, 2013
By Pat Price, The Daily Relay
Welcome back to 5 Questions, where we pick the brains of people from all areas of the running scene. We didn’t have any 5QW’s last week, so we’ll have two this week! Today, we were lucky enough to catch up with Jordan McNamara. Check out Jordan’s blog and follow...
August 03, 2013
Top fields expected including 2011 race champion and event record holder Jordan McNamara, Will Leer, Matthew Elliott and Garrett Heath and Gabriele Anderson, Heather Kampf and Sarah Brown; past wheelchair champions also return to defend titles; 12th stop on the inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour...
July 25, 2013
Top contender Jordan McNamara to face formidable men’s field in Pittsburgh; $31,000-plus prize purse with $4000 for race champion; 11th stop on the inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour
PITTSBURGH – A prize purse of more than $31,000 has attracted some of the country’s top Milers to Pittsburgh on...
July 22, 2013
McNamara using social media to connect with youth as Honorary Coach of the Summer Dreamers Academy
From GNC Live Well Liberty Mile
PITTSBURGH - As Jordan McNamara sets new personal records and impresses fans in European races this summer, he shares his excitement through Twitter, Facebook and...
July 09, 2013
The July 17 Morton Mile welcomes top Americans for one of the most historic races in the world
By Morton Games
The Morton Mile is the most famous race in Irish athletics, graced by the presence of Olympians and Olympic champions including Ireland’s own Ronnie Delany, Herb Elliott (AUS), Kip...
June 24, 2013
At 62nd edition on July 2, the iconic distance featured event with top field expected including top Americans Ben True, Jordan McNamara and Liam Boylan-Pett
From The Cork News
The Mile race at this year’s Cork City Sports is shaping up to be the event of the meet, with Cork’s own Ciarán ó...
March 14, 2013
St. Louis Track Club Men’s Mile champion could take home $4000, including $1000 meet record bonus; Leo Manzano’s 2009 performance stepping stone for his 2012 Olympic silver medal
By Bring Back the Mile
ST. LOUIS - On a late May evening in 2009, a collegiate star and 2008 Olympian from the...
May 03, 2013
By Scott Bush, Runnerspace
One of the most unique presentations of a track meet this year takes place this Saturday in sunny San Diego. With general 5K and 10K road races taking place, leading into a four event, middle distance track showcase, Re:RUN works to bridge the gap between general road...
August 17, 2012
Inaugural event in Pittsburgh brings out fast times, three sub-4 minute Miles and post-race festivities in Market Square
By David Monico, The Mile wire
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – (August 17, 2012) – With rain and thunder threatening to slow down the inaugural GNC Live Well Liberty Mile, sunshine and a...
August 11, 2012
Martinez and Anderson run #1 and #2 fastest women’s Mile times of the year
Jim Gerweck, The Mile wire
FALMOUTH, Mass. – (August 11, 2012) – Last year’s Falmouth Mile, a track precursor to the larger, older 7-mile road race, proved to be one of the deepest ever run on American soil, with the...
August 08, 2012
Six men who broke 4-minutes last year return plus David Torrence and Craig Miller for Saturday evening of six Mile track races; Bowman, Mackey, Anderson, Martinez headline women’s field; Cochary High School Mile rewards winners with grant for “good choices”
FALMOUTH, Mass. – (August 8, 2012) – ...
April 11, 2012
2010 and 2011 Relays champions Peter van der Westuizen and Will Leer return for another shot at sub-4-minute mile at Memorial Stadium
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Eight of the nation’s top milers have agreed to race in the prestigious Glenn Cunningham Mile at the 2012 Kansas Relays it was announced by KU...