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On June 1, 1957, Don Bowden, a 1956 Olympian, becomes the first American to run a sub-4 minute Mile, clocking 3:58.7 in Stockton, California. #TheFirst



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Featured Athletes

Johnny Gregorek

DOB: 12/07/91 Mile PR:
3:49.98 (indoors) - 2019
Metric Mile PR:
3:35.00 - 2017

Don Bowden

DOB: 08/08/36 Mile PR:
3:58.70 - 1957
Metric Mile PR:
3:46.50 - 1957

Nikki Hiltz

DOB: 10/23/94 Mile PR:
4:24.45 (indoors) - 2020
Metric Mile PR:
4:01.52 - 2019

Shannon Osika

DOB: 06/15/93 Mile PR:
4:25.1 (road) - 2016
Metric Mile PR:
4:01.80 - 2019

Featured Events

Grand Blue Mile

Tues, April 21
Des Moines, IA

State Street Mile

Sun, June 7
Santa Barbara, CA

Downtown Yakima Mile

Sat, June 13
Yakima, WA

The Brooklyn Mile

Sun, June 21
Brooklyn, NY



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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