Did you know?

On September 22, 1990, PattiSue Plumer (USA) sets still standing women’s Fifth Avenue Mile record of 4:16.68 (tied by Jenny Simpson in 2017) and a then record 17 men go sub-4, the most ever on the track or the roads.



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Featured Athletes

Louis Zamperini

DOB: 01/26/17 Mile PR:
4:07.9 (indoors) - 1940
Metric Mile PR:
3:52.6 - 1939

Jenny Simpson

DOB: 08/23/86 Mile PR:
4:16.6 (road) - 2017
Metric Mile PR:
3:57.22 - 2014 (#3 U.S. all-time)

Colleen Quigley

DOB: 11/20/92 Mile PR:
4:19.2 (road) - 2018
Metric Mile PR:
4:03.02 - 2018

Wes Santee

DOB: 03/25/32 Mile PR:
4:00.5 - 1955
Metric Mile PR:
3:42.8 - 1954 (former world record)

Featured Events

The Navy Mile

Sun, September 30
Washington, DC

Camel City Elite Mile

Sat, February 2, 2019
Winston-Salem, NC

Newport-Mesa Spirit Run Elite Mile

Sun, March 17, 2019
Newport Beach, CA

10th Grand Blue Mile

Tues, April 23, 2019
Des Moines, IA





Return the Mile to prominence on the American & worldwide sports and cultural landscape by elevating and celebrating the Mile to create a movement.

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.

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.

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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