March 07, 2012
On-line Mile calendar includes free and featured events for the storied distance
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – (March 7, 2012) – Bring Back the Mile has announced that its calendar is now available on-line at bringbackthemile.com. The comprehensive, searchable BBTM Calendar will include featured Mile...
March 05, 2012
"Even though it is not my primary distance, it is still a goal of mine to break 4 minutes." - Dathan Ritzenhein
By Cory Olsen, Grand Rapids Press
If it were up to Ryan Lamppa, everyone would be able to run a mile. Well, not just a mile, The Mile.
Since the early 1980s when metric took over...
February 21, 2012
Only U.S. state to still embrace and keep the Mile at high school level including at its State Meet; "The Mile is part of who we are.”
By Duncan Larkin, Bring Back the Mile
Ever since that first historical “shot heard around the world” at the Battle of Lexington in 1775, the state of...
February 21, 2012
Only U.S. state to keep the Mile at high school level including at its State Meet thanks to the vision of Bob McIntyre; state federation petition drive at bringbackthemile.com
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – (February 21, 2012) – Massachusetts is known as a revolutionary state. Think Boston Tea Party,...
February 15, 2012
"Here's a mark that transcends sports. It's something that's so embedded in our culture and other cultures that it's often referenced outside the sport."
By Eddie Pells, AP National Writer
It's the race that cemented Roger Bannister's name into history and the distance that everyday runners...
February 14, 2012
You were our First Love from the first time that we set eyes on your classic beauty & rich history; it's been a wonderful 140-plus years together. From the time Edward Merritt (USA) ran 4:43.8 in 1877 to Great Britian's Sir Roger Bannister's ground breaking, and now iconic, first...
February 10, 2012
By Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times
There can’t be a better day than the 50th anniversary of the first sub-four-minute indoor mile to note the formation of a group dedicated to restoring the mile as a competitive event in this increasingly metric world.
On Feb. 10, 1962 Jim Beatty added to...
February 09, 2012
Backers say the distance resonates with Americans
By Don Norcross, San Diego Tribune
Santa Barbara City College’s track sits across the street from the Pacific Ocean’s sand-dappled coastline, so maybe it was the stunning setting that moved Ryan Lamppa two years ago.
Or maybe his workout...
February 07, 2012
Bring Back the Mile Website Expands Content
The one-stop website for the Mile and the national campaign includes high school state federation petition drive; Jim Ryun, Marty Liquori and others endorse effort to elevate, celebrate iconic distance.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – (February 7, 2012) –...
January 30, 2012
One man's quest to put running's iconic distance back on track
By David Epstein, Sports Illustrated
Two years ago Ryan Lamppa was at the Santa Barbara City College track when the idea came to him: Bring Back the Mile.
Since the early 1980s, all new tracks built in the country have been 400...
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