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Why running the Mile is still the perfect distance

December 15, 2017

It’s interesting how the Mile has always stood the test of time, still embraced worldwide, an anomaly alongside the standard Olympic distances.

By Sonia O'Sullivan for The Irish Times

There’s really only one good way to get warm in this weather, and that’s to go for a run.

Last Monday I...

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The Miracle Mile 1954: A Moment in Time Prints Available

December 12, 2017

Limited number of Bannister-Landy signed prints so order this Mile collectible today!

It has come to Bring Back the Mile’s attention that a limited number of autographed prints of “The Moment” when John Landy turned the wrong way as Roger Bannister passed him in the home stretch to win “The...

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The Ancient Roman Reason Why There Are 5,280 Feet in a Mile

December 03, 2017

The British codified the iconic distance, tied to the furlong, in the 16th century

By Sam Benson Smith, Reader's Digest

Nearly every country in the world uses the metric system as its official system of weights and measurements. Yes, fellow Americans, we are among the exceptions to this rule,...

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We Must Change the Narrative Around Women’s Sports

August 26, 2017

Bring Back the Mile, a website and community that promotes and celebrates the Mile as a preeminent distance in the United States, has done an excellent job of tracking the American women who have broken 4:30.

By Sally Bergesen, Outside

“What’s the equivalent of the 4 minute Mile for women?”...

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How Fast Can You Run One Mile?

August 21, 2017

Bring Back the Mile has a comprehensive calendar of Mile races across the country.

By Jen A. Miller, The New York Times

A lot of runners, myself included, are putting in long hours getting ready for fall marathons and half marathons. But if you don’t have the time for all that training or...

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From Boston to Brooklyn, Is the Mile the New Marathon?

August 11, 2017

“The folks at Bring Back the Mile have raised awareness as well.”

By Matt Gross, Men's Journal

Next to the marathon, the Mile may be the most iconic of all race distances. Short enough to inspire an all-out push, but long enough to require stamina, the humble Mile — 5,280 feet, in case you’re...

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2-Time Olympic Medalist Nick Willis, Defending Champ Katie Mackey Headline Aetna Falmouth Elite Mile

August 10, 2017

Top fields to vie for $15,000 guaranteed prize purse plus time bonuses at New Balance Falmouth Road Race Weekend track event on Saturday, August 19

From New Balance Falmouth Road Race

FALMOUTH, Mass. – Nick Willis, the two-time Olympic medalist at 1500 meters, and three-time winner Katie...

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9 Tips to Run Your Fastest Mile Yet

July 23, 2017

Expert-backed ways anyone can increase their speed at the storied distance.

By Erin Kelly

If you just can’t seem to ever see yourself getting excited about running a marathon — or just need a change of pace from those long, grueling, endurance runs that training for a longer race requires  —...

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Making the Most of Your Mile: Grand Blue Mile

April 21, 2017

USA 1 Mile Road Championships returns to Des Moines, IA under the leadership of new Franklin P. Johnson Drake Relays Director Blake Boldon; $30,000 overall prize purse welcomes the country’s best Milers to the BBTM Grand Prix #Tour2017 opener

By Bring Back the Mile

One of only four sub-4...

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Executive Order Establishes Mile as America’s Official Distance

April 01, 2017

President Trump’s edict officially recognizes storied distance’s embedded place in the country’s cultural DNA and history

From CNN

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (April 1, 2017) – President Donald Trump today has signed and issued Executive Order #359 that makes the Mile the official distance in America...

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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.

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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.

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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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