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State Mile Guide: #4 Georgia

March 21, 2013

Date of Statehood: January 2, 1788
Capital: Atlanta
Motto: Wisdom, Justice & Moderation

Home to the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, the Peachtree State witnessed Mile legend Noureddine Morceli's 3:50.86 warm-up prior to the Games at the Atlanta Grand Prix, a U.S. All-Comer's Mile record at the time. More recently, in 2015, Brandon Lasaster became the first native Georgian to go sub-4 minutes, while Amanda Winslow, a standout at Collins Hill High School and Florida State, has a sub-4:30 Mile to her name, recorded in 2014; see the below.

Petition Georgia High School Association (GHSA) to Bring Back the Mile

Amanda Winslow became the fastest Georgian woman with her 4:31.08 runner-up finish at the 2013 NCAA Indoor Championships, and in 2014, she clocked a sub-4:30 indoor Mile.


Georgia Soil
Male: 3:50.86, Noureddine Morceli (ALG), 1996
Female: 4:25.92i, Regina Jacobs (USA / CA), 2000
i = indoors

Male: 3:59.24, Brandon Lasaster, 2015
Female: 4:26.28i, Amanda Winslow, 2014
i = indoors

Mile: 4:04.78, Brendan Mahoney, Marist, 1999
1600m: 4:06.27, Ben Hubers, McEachern, 2007

Mile: 4:50.88, Amanda Winslow, Collins Hill, 2008
1600m: 4:44.97, Amanda Winslow, Collins Hill, 2009

BBTM’s state-by-state Mile guide is being produced to share the rich story of each state’s history with the Mile, a distance regardless of age, gender or fitness-level, that everyone understands. If you consider yourself a Georgian T&F sage and would like to help us fill out our guide, email We welcome your support and feedback!


Tags: state guide (13) , noureddine morceli (7) , georgia (1) , brandon lasaster (2) , atlanta track club (3) , amanda winslow (2)

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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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