Mile News Tagged Mile Moment Of The Month


Mile Moment of the Month: First prep sub-4 Mile indoors

January 05, 2015

HOKA ONE ONE presents the Mile Moment of the Month

By Bring Back the Mile

Until January 20, 2001, no prep athlete, including teen phenom Jim Ryun, had broken 4 minutes for the Mile indoors. At the 2001 New Balance Games in New York City, the newest U.S. teen Mile star Alan Webb from Reston,...

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The 10 Best Mile Moments of 2014

December 17, 2014

HOKA ONE ONE presents the historic milestones, Mile events and U.S. Milers that headlined the year

By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile

Wow, what a year for the Mile as the storied distance had another noteworthy year of milestone anniversaries, exciting races, fast performances, records, new...

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Mile Moment of the Month: 50 years ago Peter Snell sets rare world record

November 03, 2014

HOKA ONE ONE presents the Mile Moment of the Month

By Bring Back the Mile

Like October, which also has few top racing opportunities, the month of November has also produced just one outdoor Mile world record by either gender and that rare record occurred fifty years ago, on November 17, 1964...

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Mile Moment of the Month: Rare World Record Set in October

October 03, 2014

HOKA ONE ONE presents the Mile Moment of the Month

By Bring Back the Mile

October is a slow month for the Mile as the year’s racing season is virtually all done by the end of summer, and thus, over the past 125-plus years, only a few U.S. and world records have been set this month, and only...

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Mile Moment of the Month: The Magic of the Fifth Avenue Mile

September 10, 2014

HOKA ONE ONE presents the Mile Moment of the Month

By Bring Back the Mile

The Fifth Avenue Mile, contested on one of the world’s most famous thoroughfares, was the brainchild of New York Road Runners Club president and impresario Fred Lebow, and the debut event was run in 1981. The Mile...

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Mile Moment of the Month: The Mile of the Century – Bannister vs. Landy 1954

August 07, 2014

HOKA ONE ONE presents the Mile Moment of the Month

By Bring Back the Mile

Sixty years ago, on August 7, at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Vancouver, Canada, the world’s two best Milers, England’s Roger Bannister, the first man to run a sub-4 minute Mile, and Australia’s...

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Mile Moment of the Month: Steve Scott’s Dream Mile 1982

July 07, 2014

HOKA ONE ONE presents the Mile Moment of the Month

By Bring Back the Mile

A Mile is four laps on the track that some have called the perfect distance and a four-act play. Oslo's Bislett Games Dream Mile in the 1980s was the pinnacle of this classic distance, pitting world class Milers against...

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Mile Moment of the Month: Epic Prep Sub-4 Races

June 11, 2014

HOKA ONE ONE presents the Mile Moment of the Month

By Bring Back the Mile

On June 11, 2011, Lukas Verzbicas became only the fifth U.S. high school athlete and the second in a high school-only race to break 4 minutes for the Mile with his winning 3:59.71 clocking at the adidas Dream Mile in...

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Mile Moment of the Month: Jim Ryun’s Sub-4 at Kansas State Meet

May 15, 2014

HOKA ONE ONE presents the Mile Moment of the Month

On May 15, 1965, Jim Ryun, who a year earlier had already broken 4 minutes in the Mile as a junior for Wichita East High in Wichita, KS, the first prep athlete to achieve the magic mark, walked onto the cinder track at the Kansas State Meet to...

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Mile Moment of the Month: McAfee’s 4-Minute Milestone

April 23, 2014

HOKA ONE ONE presents the Mile Moment of the Month

“Most everybody thought African-Americans were sprinters...I just never bought into that" - Reggie McAfee in a 2001 interview with the Cincinnati Enquirer.

McAfee, a Cincinnati, OH native and University of North Carolina alum became the first...

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