Mile News


Bowerman Mile again draws the best of the Best

May 07, 2022

Past race champions, Olympic medalists, world champions and rising stars to toe the line at Hayward Field

From Prefontaine Classic

The Prefontaine Classic has churned out more sub-4 minute Mile performances than any other American meet, and the storied Bowerman Mile has played a pivotal role...

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Lipari, Ciattei win thrilling USATF 1 Mile Road titles at Grand Blue Mile

April 26, 2022

National championship race awards $25,000 with $5000 to each USA champion

From Drake Relays

DES MOINES — The Grand Blue Mile presented by Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield returned to downtown Des Moines on a beautiful Tuesday evening, for the first time since 2019, and the event again hosted...

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Grand Blue Mile Fields Taking Shape for USATF 1 Mile Road Championships

April 23, 2022

Past race champions Murphy, Lipari, Follett returning to the streets of Des Moines; $25,000 prize purse with $5000 for each national champion

From Grand Blue Mile

DES MOINES - Grand Blue Mile officials from Wellmark® Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® and the Drake Relays presented by Xtream...

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How to Run a Mile Like an Olympian

April 16, 2022

“It is whatever you make it. If you make it all about a certain result or outcome, it will be stressful. But if you just make it about being the best you can be on that day and pushing yourself in the presence of others then I think it ends  up being such a fun event.”

By Ali Nolan, Women's...

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