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Emily Lipari Repeats as Medtronic TC 1 Mile Champion

May 10, 2018

Australian Sam McEntee takes men’s title in event debut; $25,000 Open prize purse awarded; BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2018 second stop

From Twin Cities In Motion

MINNEAPOLIS – Emily Lipari of San Diego and Australian Sam McEntee won women’s & men’s titles, respectively, at the Medtronic TC 1 Mile...

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Meet the Miler: Emily Lipari

May 08, 2018

2018 USA Road Mile champion and reigning BBTM GP Tour champion returns to the Twin Cities to defend her title at the Medtronic TC 1 Mile on Thursday evening.

By David Monico, Bring Back the Mile

The Medtronic TC 1 Mile defending champion, Emily Lipari, is returning to headline another...

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Defending Champ Emily Lipari Returns to Medtronic TC 1 Mile

May 07, 2018

Minneapolis riverfront course to host more than 2,500 runners; $25,000 Open prize purse; Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2018 second stop

From Twin Cities In Motion

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Last year’s Medtronic TC 1 Mile women’s champion Emily Lipari of San Diego returns to defend her title...

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Masters, Lipari Win First USA Titles at Grand Blue Mile

April 24, 2018

9th event edition awards $25,000 national championship purse; first stop on the BBTM Grand Prix #Tour2018

From Drake Relays

DES MOINES, Iowa – In down-to-the-wire exciting finishes, Riley Masters and Emily Lipari bested their respective fields to win the 9th Grand Blue Mile, the USATF 1 Mile...

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Meet the Miler: Mikey Brannigan

April 23, 2018

2017 USA Paralympic Athlete of the Year and 2016 Paralympic Champion at 800m and 1500m to debut in a USA Championship at the Grand Blue Mile; first sub-4 Miler with autism

By David Monico, Bring Back the Mile

The USATF 1 Mile Road Championship returns to Des Moines for the second consecutive...

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Meet the Miler: Alex Wilson

April 20, 2018

Iowa native & Northern Iowa assistant coach eyes top finish at Grand Blue Mile: USA 1 Mile Road Championship & BBTM Grand Prix #Tour2018 opener; shares post-collegiate experiences & support system

By David Monico, Bring Back the Mile

The USATF 1 Mile Road Championship returns to Des Moines...

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Making the Most of Your Mile: 2018 Grand Blue Mile

April 18, 2018

Event again hosts USA 1 Mile Road Championships as well as BBTM Grand Prix #Tour2018 opener; Drake Relays event director Blake Boldon discusses 2018 fields, shares what's new for this year and more!

By Bring Back the Mile

The USATF 1 Mile Road Championship returns to Des Moines for the second...

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Top Fields Set for 2018 USATF 1 Mile Road Championships at Grand Blue Mile

April 12, 2018

Katie Mackey to defend women’s national title; $25,000 guaranteed national championship purse with $5000 for each national champion; also the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix #Tour2018 season opener

From Grand Blue Mile

DES MOINES, Iowa - Grand Blue Mile race officials have announced the fields...

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Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour Announces 2018 Schedule

February 13, 2018

5th Tour edition with 5 stops offers total Tour prize purse of more than $110,000; Grand Blue Mile opens 2018 racing season on Tuesday, April 24 in Des Moines; Running Warehouse’s fan engagement online contest again tied to each Tour event

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Bring Back the Mile, the...

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The Best Mile Moments of 2017

December 21, 2017

Record prize money awarded exceeds $500,000, Blankenship & Lipari win BBTM Grand Prix Tour titles, one more U.S. HSer sub-4, the brothers Ingebrigtsen make history, greatest women’s Mile ever and more highlight year

By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile

Since the Bring Back the Mile launch in...

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