Bring Back the Mile Launches

National campaign to elevate and celebrate the storied, iconic...


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The Best Mile Moments of 2020

Longstanding women’s U.S. indoor Mile record shattered; 11th U.S....


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From Paavo Nurmi to Mary Decker to Eamonn Coghlan to Bernard Lagat...

Featured Athletes

Jim Ryun

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

Jenny Simpson

DOB: 08/23/86 Mile PR:
4:16.1 (road) - 2019
Metric Mile PR:
3:57.22 - 2014 (#4 U.S. all-time)

Mary Cain

DOB: 05/03/96 Mile PR:
4:24.11 (indoors) - 2014 (U.S. Junior record)
Metric Mile PR:
4:04.62 - 2013

Roger Bannister

DOB: 03/23/29 Mile PR:
3:58.8 - 1954
Metric Mile PR:
3:42.2 - 1954

Featured Events

Camel City Elite Mile

Sat, February 20
Winston-Salem, NC

Spirit Run Mile

Sun, March 7 (TBD)
Newport Beach, CA

USA Road Championships & Grand Blue Mile

Tues, April 20
Des Moines, IA

Manzano Mile

Sun, April 25
Austin, TX



Return the Mile to prominence on the American & worldwide sports and cultural landscape by elevating and celebrating the Mile to create a movement.

Bring Back the Mile as the premier event in the sport, and increase interest in and media coverage of the Mile for both those who love the distance as well as the general public.

Bring Back the Mile to celebrate the storied distance and to recognize the people who made and make the Mile great and to promote Mile events and the next generation of U.S. Milers.

Bring Back the Mile to create a national movement for the Mile as America’s Distance,
to inspire Americans to run the Mile as part of their fitness program and to replace the 1600 meters at High School State Track & Field Meets across the country.

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