Mile News Tagged Ben Blankenship


Blankenship, Lipari Win Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2017 Titles

October 01, 2017

Grand prix tour with 5 stops awarded more than $100,000 plus $10,000 #Tour2017 GP purse; Clayton Murphy & Emily Lipari earn Tour Performance-of-the-Year bonus; Running Warehouse’s “Pick-the-Winner” online contest at every stop for fourth edition

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – At the Bring Back the...

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Erassa, Nalyanya Win The Navy Mile

October 01, 2017

Third edition presented by USAA awards $15,000 Open prize purse; Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix #Tour2017 finale

From The Navy Mile

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On a beautiful fall Sunday morning in the nation's capital at the 3rd Navy Mile on Pennsylvania Avenue, presented by USAA, the elite heats...

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The Navy Mile Hosts BBTM Grand Prix Tour Finale

September 28, 2017

Top field expected including Rio Olympian Ben Blankenship; third edition offers a $15,000 Open prize purse; a benefit for the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps and Navy Safe Harbor Foundation

From The Navy Mile

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The 3rd Navy Mile on Pennsylvania Avenue presented by USAA, set for...

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Record-breaking first Great Alaska Mile Series

September 27, 2017

“To come up here and have such a great group of guys to experience some of Alaska and to get onto the track and then to try break four, is such a great opportunity for us. We put our hands together for Trevor to make it all happen.”

By Karolin Anders, The Northern Light

Trevor Dunbar,...

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Blankenship records fastest Mile in Alaska

September 16, 2017

Racing in cold and rainy conditions in Kodiak yields third sub-4 in 4 days

By Alaska Dispatch News

The Great Alaska Miles Series wrapped up Saturday in Kodiak, where 2016 Rio Olympic runner Ben Blankenship ran the fastest Mile recorded in Alaska.

Blankenship, of Eugene, Oregon, topped a...

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Olympian Ben Blankenship has bounced back big

September 15, 2017

"I always want to finish a race knowing I worked as hard as I could. That I did everything I could, and I couldn't have done any better."

By Doyle Woody, Alaska Disptach News

Ben Blankenship is a 2016 Rio Olympian and a national champion Miler, a Nike-sponsored athlete who competes in Diamond...

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On historic night of running, two break sub-4 minutes in the Mile in Anchorage

September 14, 2017

"It's great to see these athletes up here, especially so the younger kids can see it and get some inspiration. It's nice exposing them to athletes of this caliber."

By Beth Bragg, Alaska Dispatch News

Fourth place has never felt better for Trevor Dunbar.

Dunbar, the only Alaskan to break...

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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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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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