Mile News Tagged Alan Webb


The Mile, the IAAF and Our Opportunity

November 25, 2014

A time of Thanksgiving and ahead more wishes fulfilled for the storied distance

By David Monico, Bring Back the Mile

There are many things to be thankful for this week, but we couldn’t have been more thrilled to see last week that the Mile was included in the list of qualifying events for the...

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Blankenship, Findley Win Inaugural Kansas Road Mile Championship Crowns

November 09, 2014

Record setting day in Wichita; U.S. Mile record holder Alan Webb honorary starter

WICHITA, Kan.  – At the Kansas Road Mile Championship presented by the Kansas Spine & Specialty Hospital and GoRun Wichita, Ben Blankenship and Kristen Findley won the inaugural overall titles in 4:05 and 4:50,...

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Making the Most of Your Mile: Kansas Road Mile

October 30, 2014

Presented by HOKA ONE ONE, the interview series speaks with Trevor Darmstetter, Race Director for the inaugural Kansas Road Mile Championship.

By Bring Back the Mile

It's typically difficult to find road Mile events after September in the U.S., but the inaugural Kansas Road Mile Championship,...

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Alan Webb Reinvents Himself as a Triathlete

October 19, 2014

“I’m not the runner that I was, but I still have this opportunity for however long.”

By Scott Cacciola, New York Times

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Alan Webb arrived at Portland International Airport last month and prepared to present his passport. He was scheduled to fly from Oregon to Denver to...

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Mile Moment of the Month: Steve Scott’s Dream Mile 1982

July 07, 2014

In thrilling race against top field, the legend again breaks his U.S. record in Oslo, Norway

By Bring Back the Mile

A Mile is four laps on the track that some have called the perfect distance and a four-act play. Oslo's Bislett Games Dream Mile in the 1980s was the pinnacle of this classic...

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Mile Moment of the Month: Epic Prep Sub-4 Races

June 11, 2014

HOKA ONE ONE presents the Mile Moment of the Month

By Bring Back the Mile

On June 11, 2011, Lukas Verzbicas became only the fifth U.S. high school athlete and the second in a high school-only race to break 4 minutes for the Mile with his winning 3:59.71 clocking at the adidas Dream Mile in...

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Through the years at the Prefontaine Classic

May 29, 2014

Alan Webb steals 2001 Pre Classic; “It’s kind of a point of pride for us, that we have more sub-4-minute Miles than any other meet.”

By Chris Hansen, Register Guard

For four decades the Prefontaine Classic has been bringing the best track & field athletes in the world to Hayward Field for one...

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The Unsung Glory of the Mile Run

February 19, 2014

Alan Webb's final 1609.34 meters were a tribute to middle-distance runners everywhere.

By Svati Kirsten Narula, The Atlantic

In 2001, Alan Webb was a senior at South Lakes High School in Reston, Virginia. He was also a distance runner who'd been winning races and breaking records since his...

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Alan Webb Ends His Incredible Track Career at Millrose

February 16, 2014

U.S. Mile record holder ran his last competitive Mile on the track where it all began in 2001.

By Caitlin Giddings, Runner's World

Saturday was an emotional day for the U.S. Mile record holder and 2004 Olympian Alan Webb, who closed out his final track competition with an 11th place finish in...

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Alan Webb Retires from Track & Field

February 15, 2014

“I gave it everything that I had … in every way. Trying to do the best I could with what I was given. That’s what I was always trying to do. Every move that I made, every workout that I ran, I was trying to get the best out of myself. That was the common denominator. Even though I didn’t do as...

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