Grand Blue Mile

The Grand Blue Mile hosted the USA 1 Mile Road Championships in 2013-14 and will again in 2017-18.

Mile News Tagged Grand Blue Mile


Masters, Lipari Win First USA Titles at Grand Blue Mile

April 24, 2018

9th event edition awards $25,000 national championship purse; first stop on the BBTM Grand Prix #Tour2018

From Drake Relays

DES MOINES, Iowa – In down-to-the-wire exciting finishes, Riley Masters and Emily Lipari bested their respective fields to win the 9th Grand Blue Mile, the USATF 1 Mile...

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Meet the Miler: Mikey Brannigan

April 23, 2018

2017 USA Paralympic Athlete of the Year and 2016 Paralympic Champion at 800m and 1500m to debut in a USA Championship at the Grand Blue Mile; first sub-4 Miler with autism

By David Monico, Bring Back the Mile

The USATF 1 Mile Road Championship returns to Des Moines for the second consecutive...

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Meet the Miler: Alex Wilson

April 20, 2018

Iowa native & Northern Iowa assistant coach eyes top finish at Grand Blue Mile: USA 1 Mile Road Championship & BBTM Grand Prix #Tour2018 opener; shares post-collegiate experiences & support system

By David Monico, Bring Back the Mile

The USATF 1 Mile Road Championship returns to Des Moines...

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Making the Most of Your Mile: 2018 Grand Blue Mile

April 18, 2018

Event again hosts USA 1 Mile Road Championships as well as BBTM Grand Prix #Tour2018 opener; Drake Relays event director Blake Boldon discusses 2018 fields, shares what's new for this year and more!

By Bring Back the Mile

The USATF 1 Mile Road Championship returns to Des Moines for the second...

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Top Fields Set for 2018 USATF 1 Mile Road Championships at Grand Blue Mile

April 12, 2018

Katie Mackey to defend women’s national title; $25,000 guaranteed national championship purse with $5000 for each national champion; also the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix #Tour2018 season opener

From Grand Blue Mile

DES MOINES, Iowa - Grand Blue Mile race officials have announced the fields...

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Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour Announces 2018 Schedule

February 13, 2018

5th Tour edition with 5 stops offers total Tour prize purse of more than $110,000; Grand Blue Mile opens 2018 racing season on Tuesday, April 24 in Des Moines; Running Warehouse’s fan engagement online contest again tied to each Tour event

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

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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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Katie Mackey Wins First National Title After Nearly Quitting the Sport

May 03, 2017

“I want to pass on what I’ve learned—I think at the end of the day that’s what will be a successful career to me.”

By Erin Strout, Runner's World

Katie Mackey found another gear she wasn’t sure she had. She discovered it with about 200 meters left on Tuesday night at the USA Road Mile...

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Murphy, Mackey Win USA Titles at Grand Blue Mile

April 25, 2017

2016 Olympic medalist Clayton Murphy also crushes course record with sub-4, earns $2500 bonus; first stop on the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix #Tour2017

By Scott Bush for USATF

DES MOINES - Close finishes defined the USATF 1 Mile Road Championships Tuesday evening in Des Moines, Iowa, as...

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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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