BBTM GP Tour

The Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour is a series of the nation's best Mile events and top Mile athletes, presented in partnership with Running Warehouse. Learn more on the BBTM Tour page linked above in the top menu bar.

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Blankenship wins Minnesota Mile with a heavy heart, fast feet

September 07, 2017

Kampf captures women's race also in blanket finish; 4th stop on the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2017; finale on Sunday, October 1 at The Navy Mile in Washington, DC

By Louie St. George, Duluth News-Tribune

Just before he arrived back in the United States last week from the IAAF World...

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Two-Time Race Champions Bolas, Kampf Return to Minnesota Mile

September 06, 2017

Top field, including event record holder and Rio Olympian Ben Blankenship, expected at 4th stop on the BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2017; 11th edition features new course, evening race and $17,000 in Open prize money

From host Grandma's Marathon

DULUTH, Minn. – A premier class of Mile runners are...

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Blankenship, Lipari Win 6th GNC Live Well Liberty Mile

July 28, 2017

Overcast skies and the threat of a downpour fueled athletes to run faster and stronger; sixth edition offered $30,000 prize purse presented by GNC; third stop on BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2017

From P3R

PITTSBURGH – (July 28, 2017) – At the 6th GNC Live Well Liberty Mile on Friday evening, runners...

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Meet the Milers: Lauren Johnson

July 26, 2017

By Bring Back the Mile

We exchanged emails with rising U.S. Mile star Lauren Johnson ahead of Friday evening's GNC Live Well Liberty Mile showdown in Pittsburgh. Lauren, 30, who is currently living in her hometown of Huntington, Indiana, but is essentially "homeless" this track season before...

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GNC Live Well Liberty Mile Draws Deep Field to Pittsburgh

July 25, 2017

Sixth edition attracts nine sub-4 minute men’s Milers and eight sub-4:30 minute women’s Milers for Friday evening, July 28 downtown event; $30,000 prize purse presented by GNC Live Well; 3rd stop on Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2017

From P3R

PITTSBURGH - The 6th GNC Live Well Liberty...

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Minnesota Mile 2017: New Date, New Course

July 20, 2017

Home of two fastest Miles ever run on Minnesota soil the 4th stop on the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2017

From the Duluth News Tribune and Grandma's Marathon

The Minnesota Mile is getting a makeover.

Starting this year, the Grandma's Marathon-hosted event switches from a Sunday...

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Kampf, Blankenship to Defend GNC Live Well Liberty Mile Titles

July 13, 2017

6th edition in downtown Pittsburgh offers $30,000 prize purse presented by GNC Live Well; third stop on BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2017

From P3R

PITTSBURGH - Defending GNC Live Well Liberty Mile champions Heather Kampf and Ben Blankenship will return to the City of Champions  to defend their titles...

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Blankenship Repeats, Lipari Wins Medtronic TC 1 Mile

May 11, 2017

At 12th edition, more than 2,000 run in downtown Minneapolis; second stop on the BBTM Grand Prix #Tour2017

From Twin Cities In Motion

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Stillwater native Ben Blankenship and Emily Lipari of Brighton, Mass. won the professional races at the 12th running of the Medtronic TC 1...

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The Milers: Ben Blankenship

May 10, 2017

U.S. Olympian returns to his native state to defend his Medtronic TC 1 Mile title against two-time Olympic medalist Nick Willis and a field of top contenders at the second stop of the BBTM Grand Prix #Tour2017.

By Bring Back the Mile

American Mile star and Olympian Ben Blankenship has been on...

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Record Holders, Olympic Finalists to Clash at Medtronic TC 1 Mile

May 05, 2017

12th event edition second stop on the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2017; Minneapolis riverfront course to host more than 2,500 runners on Thursday, May 11

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Medtronic TC 1 Mile record holder Ben Blankenship, a 2016 Olympian from Stillwater, Minnesota, and the man whose...

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