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On January 22, 1982, American Mary Decker shatters the indoor Mile world record by nearly 4 seconds, clocking 4:24.6 in Los Angeles; the first of her three indoor Mile WRs – all in 1982! #QueenMary



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Featured Athletes

Mary Decker Slaney

DOB: 08/04/58 Mile PR:
4:16.71 - 1985 (U.S. record & former WR)
Metric Mile PR:
3:57.12 - 1983 (former AR)

Rachel Schneider

DOB: 07/18/91 Mile PR:
4:20.91 - 2019
Metric Mile PR:
4:02.26 - 2019

Elinor Purrier St. Pierre

DOB: 02/20/95 Mile PR:
4:16.2 (road) - 2019
Metric Mile PR:
3:58.03 - 2021

Craig Engels

DOB: 05/01/94 Mile PR:
3:51.60 - 2019
Metric Mile PR:
3:33.64 - 2021

Featured Events

10th Camel City Elite Mile

Sat, February 5
Winston-Salem, NC

Spirit Run Mile

Sun, March 27
Newport Beach, CA

Grand Blue Mile: USA Road Championships

Tues, April 26
Des Moines, IA

State Street Mile

Sun, June 5
Santa Barbara, CA



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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