Mile News


Jenny Simpson Partners with New York Road Runners as Ambassador to New Youth Fitness Program

September 13, 2017

Since 1999, NYRR has offered free youth fitness programs, now serving 267,000 youth nationally, including 134,000 across New York City’s five boroughs

NEW YORK – New York Road Runners (NYRR) has announced that three-time Olympian and Team New Balance athlete Jenny Simpson has partnered with...

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Inaugural Wasatch Mile Set for September 14 in Salt Lake City

September 11, 2017

Eight heats including Backwards, Doughnut, Business Attire and Elite Mile races with a $3500 prize purse

SALT LAKE CITY – On Thursday, September 14, some of the nation’s best Mile athletes will be racing the inaugural Wasatch Mile. The race course winds down Bonneville Blvd, running toward the...

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Simpson Secures Record 6th Win at New Balance 5th Avenue Mile, Willis Earns Record 4th Title

September 10, 2017

Overall, a record 19 men clock sub-4 and 6 women sub-4:20 in same race; at 37th edition in 23 heats, record-number 7,664 finishers, world’s largest Mile!

From NYRR

NEW YORK – The USA’s Jenny Simpson raced to her record-extending sixth win – matching the event record time of 4:16.6 in the...

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A Country Mile

September 09, 2017

Seeley has also been following the resurgence of Mile races in the U.S. and the Bring Back the Mile movement to promote Mile events.

By Jodi Heckel, The News-Gazette

Area runners have been able to test their endurance over 26.2 miles in Champaign-Urbana since the Christie Clinic Illinois...

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

ELEVATE
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.

CELEBRATE
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.

NATIONAL MOVEMENT
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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