July 11, 2016
Women's 1500m top 3 strongest in U.S. Olympic team history; Blankenship, Andrews and Martinez celebrate first Olympic berths; Centrowitz breaks Steve Scott's Olympic Trials meet record.
By Chris Chavez, Sports Illustrated
Less than half a second separated the third and fourth place finishers...
July 10, 2016
May 12, 2016
Heather Kampf wins 4th USATF 1 Mile Road title; second stop on BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2016
By Charlie Mahler, Twin Cities In Motion
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Ben Blankenship broke the event record at the 11th Medtronic TC 1 Mile with a runaway 3:55.8 victory to claim his first USATF 1 Mile Road...
May 10, 2016
Pro fields set for USATF 1 Mile Road Championships and second stop on the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour; $25,000 prize purse with $10,000 for event record
From Twin Cities In Motion
The Medtronic TC 1 Mile, which already enjoyed a rich Minnesota flavor with a pair of locally grown...
December 30, 2015
Two HSers go sub-4, record annual first sub-4 for U.S. men, NCAA coaches vote YES to run the Mile again at outdoor Championships, $365,000-plus record prize money, BBTM Grand Prix Tour and more highlight year for storied distance
By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile
To say the least, it was...
October 03, 2015
Blankenship had a heartbreaking fourth place finish at the 2015 USA Outdoor Chamionships missing the World's team by 0.02 seconds. Now he is looking towards 2016 in Rio.
Carrie Tollefson interviews professional runner and fellow Minnesota native Ben Blankenship. They chat...
July 01, 2015
Hirsute Miler finished heartbreaking fourth at USA Outdoor Championships.
By Lindsay Rossmiller, Runner's World
At the beginning of May, after helping a U.S. team set the world record in the distance medley relay, Ben Blankenship said, “Nothing that I do in the next six or seven weeks will...
June 24, 2015
Rising U.S. Mile star Ben Blankenship has cultivated a rather unique look and has a distinctive personality to match. Here’s our special guide to being Blankenship.
Grow your hair
Ben Blankenship had long hair throughout his high school years until one day, in his sophomore year...
May 21, 2015
"You gotta be tough. Every time you get out there it’s always hard. There are no real free rides in this sport."
By Jonathan Gault, LetsRun.com
Three years ago, Ben Blankenship was injured and working in excavation with a friend in Colorado. The NCAA runner-up in the 3000m at Minnesota the...
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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