Sarah Brown

Birthday: 10/15/86 Mile PR: 4:26.67 - 2014
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 4:03.20 - 2015
High School: Fauquier HS (VA)
Hometown: Warrenton, VA
College: University of Tennessee '09
Current Residence: Solana Beach, CA

Sarah Brown retired as a professional runner after the Aetna Falmouth Mile in August 2018. She & her husband Darren are expecting their second child in April 2019.

In 2014, Sarah won the 2014 Harry Jerome Mile in a personal record 4:26.67 and also captured the 2013 Medtronic TC 1 Mile crown in 4:33.3, just edging Canadian Nicole Sifuentes (4:33.4).

The 9-time NCAA All-American for the University of Tennessee earned four NCAA titles, including the 2009 indoor Mile in a meet record 4:29.72. The Lady Vol was part of three record setting relay teams including the Distance Medley Relay indoor world record, 4x1500 meter world record and also the 4x800 meter U.S. record. In 2008 Sarah was also named the 2008 NCAA Indoor Scholar-Athlete of the Year. 

In 2005, at the Nike Outdoor High School Nationals in Greensboro, NC, Sarah Bowman (Fauquier, Warrenton, VA)  ran the fastest HS-only girls Mile in 4:36.95 (bettered in 2016 by Katie Rainsberger).

FUN FACTS: In 2012, she married Darren Brown, a sub-4 minute Miler; her maiden name is Bowman. Sarah & Darren welcomed their first child, future Mile star, Abigail Ann Brown on March 4, 2016 and a second child, Isabelle Lee Brown, on April 21, 2019.



Baby Steps (literally & figuratively)

January 30, 2017

From a personal standpoint, I have to say that 2016 was, without a doubt, the BEST for me.

By Sarah Brown, AthleteBiz

Well it’s a new year! So new year means new goals, new perspectives and a fresh outlook for the future. Right? Right!

From a personal standpoint, I have to say that 2016...

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Fastest Married Couple Mile PR Combo

October 25, 2016

Top 10 talented track tandems span over a 30-plus year period

By Bring Back the Mile

The recent marriage of top Mile athletes Aisha Praught & Will Leer prompted BBTM to compile a list of the fastest married couples in the Mile. Sitting at the top of the talented tandems are three-time U.S....

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Four months after giving birth, Sarah Brown lines up at Olympic Trials

July 06, 2016

Featured in a new ESPN film series, her first round heat of the women’s 1500 meters on Thursday, July 7 in TrackTown USA

By Alison Wade, Runner's World

If professional runner Sarah Brown, 29, and her husband and coach, Darren Brown, had written out a plan a year ago to maximize her chances of...

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Baby to Olympic Team in Four Months?

March 06, 2016

Sarah Brown gives birth to a girl and now begins her personal race to July’s Olympic Trials in Eugene and "something special".

By Alison Wade,

Top American middle-distance runner Sarah Brown gave birth to her first child, a girl, Darren Brown, announced on Twitter Friday...

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Filmmaker Chosen for First-Ever espnW Film Fellowship Grant

February 26, 2016

"Run Mama Run" by Daniele Anastasion will examine motherhood and athleticism through the eyes of Sarah Brown, a professional Miler who is training through her pregnancy for the Olympic Trials 2016.

By Jennifer Cingari, ESPN Media Zone

The espnW Film Fellowship program presented by Walmart...

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How Runner Sarah Brown Is Getting Ready for the Olympic Trials – While She’s Pregnant

November 17, 2015

"As we went into the pregnancy, our biggest approach was that we don't know what each day is going to bring, but we know we don't have just one path to accomplishing our goal."

By Diana Pearl, People Magazine

2015 was supposed to be Sarah Brown's year.

The runner, who is gearing up to...

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting While Training for the Olympics

October 08, 2015

Sarah said that she always had pictured herself having children, but not until after retiring from competitive track & field.

By Mary Pilon, Vice Sports

In July, 28-year-old Sarah Brown was coming down the stretch of the 1500 meters Diamond League race in Monaco, and she knew something was...

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Miler Sarah Brown announces newest Team New Balance member

September 19, 2015

"I already have the Olympic standard and am qualified for the Trials in 2016. This alone is enough motivation to get to the line ready to compete for a spot on the toughest team in the world to make. Only this time, I will have one more fan cheering me on."

By Sarah Brown, BTeamRunning


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Athletes mark 60th anniversary of Miracle Mile at Harry Jerome meet

July 11, 2014

Nate Brannen, Sarah Brown win Mile; "In Canada, this is the only Mile this year...Running it a couple times (per year) keeps that magic around it." - Brannen

By Monte Stewart, The Canadian Press

BURNABY, B.C. - Roger Bannister and John Landy were nowhere to be seen at a small Vancouver-area...

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Nick Willis Breaks Medtronic TC 1 Mile Record, Pockets $15,000

May 09, 2013

Sarah Brown nips Olympian Nicole Sifuentes for women’s  crown; six men clock sub-4 minute Miles in Minnesota

By Charlie Mahler, Twin Cities In Motion

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Olympic silver medalist Nick Willis extended his season winning streak to eight races with a record-breaking victory at...

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American Milers Club Interview with Sarah Brown

May 01, 2013

By Drake Sterling, Runnerspace

Sarah Brown excelled as an up-and-coming distance runner in high school as well as collegiately at University of Tennessee. While at UT, she was an SEC Champion on multiple occasions as well as NCAA Champion in 2009 in the Mile.

After graduating, Sarah was...

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RunBlogRun Interview with Sara Brown

March 25, 2013

By Larry Eder, RunBlogRun

Sarah Brown is one of the top Milers in the U.S. That, is a fact. In high school and college, Sarah Bowman was one of the top middle distance runners in the country. As an elite middle distance runner for the Team New Balance, Sarah Brown has raced across the country,...

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Could Mary Cain Win a National Title at Age 16?

February 21, 2013

She has the fastest Mile time of the year among entrants for March 2-3 indoor championships.

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

Mary Cain has entered the 800-meter run and the Mile at the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships, to be held March 2 and 3 in Albuquerque. The 16-year-old...

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Cain Giving Chase to History

January 21, 2013

By Brett Hoover, Armory Track

Saturday's New Balance Games bring together the best of the high schoolers as well as some sensational elite fields. Yet the headliner will be a high school junior phenom who will be trying to beat the elites.

Mary Cain of Bronxville, N.Y. — who ran a...

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Birthday Girl Heather Celebrates in Style

January 19, 2013

By Colin Thompson, The Royal Gazette

Heather Kampf ushered in her 26th birthday with a hard fought victory in last night’s KPMG Invitational Elite Women’s Mile.

The Minnesota resident hit the tape in 4:49 to finish ahead of nearest rivals Sarah Brown (4:50.7) and Phoebe Wright (4:53.45) as...

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Lagat, Simpson to Defend Titles at 32nd NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile

September 13, 2012

2012 U.S. Olympic silver medalist Leo Manzano and Olympic fourth-place finisher Matthew Centrowitz also highlight men’s field; women’s field features two-time race champion and U.S. Olympian Shannon Rowbury and World Championships 1500m silver medalist Hannah England of Great Britain; $30,000...

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McNamara to Defend Falmouth Mile Title

August 08, 2012

Six men who broke 4-minutes last year return plus David Torrence and Craig Miller for Saturday evening of six Mile track races; Bowman, Mackey, Anderson, Martinez headline women’s field; Cochary High School Mile rewards winners with grant for “good choices”

FALMOUTH, Mass. – (August 8, 2012) – ...

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