Mile News

Jim Ryun thrilled to see prep Milers breaking the 4-minute mark

June 17, 2022

“I think they realize it’s not a barrier that can’t be broken, it’s more of a matter that if you break it will you go on from there..."

By Ashley Conklin for World Athletics Championships Oregon22

A record five U.S. high school boys have combined to break the coveted, revered 4-minute Mile...

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Whittaker Defends Memorable Girls Mile at Brooks PR Invitational

June 15, 2022

First high school girls Mile race ever with seven running sub-4:40

By Mary Albl of DyeStat

Julia Flynn called it.

“I knew it. I knew today was going to be a crazy race,” said Flynn, a recent graduate of Traverse City Central High in Michigan.

That it was. On a cloudy Wednesday afternoon...

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Say Hello to Your Newest Sub-4 Guy: Simeon Birnbaum

June 15, 2022

Last seated South Dakotan blasts 56 second last lap to become the 17th U.S. prep, 5th this year & third junior sub-4 minutes in the Mile and 12th since BBTM 2012 launch

By Cory Mull,

Simeon Birnbaum sent big shockwaves through the high school track & field world on Wednesday...

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Remembering Walter George: The Mile’s first superstar

June 03, 2022

“Certainly, he was a man who was years ahead of his time, It was his form of training that inspired the celebrated Swedish coach Gosta Holmer to devise the popular fartlek system.”

By Simon Turnbull for World Athletics Heritage

You could say Walter George did not exactly have the ideal...

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