Mile News Tagged Drake Relays


Kampf Threepeats as Grand Blue Mile Champion

April 27, 2016

Noelle wins men's race; pair lead more than 3,500 runners through downtown course

From Drake Relays

DES MOINES, Iowa – Heather Kampf successfully defended her Grand Blue Mile title for the second straight year on Tuesday evening, winning the women's Mile invitational race in 4 minutes, 37.52...

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Manzano earns measured revenge in Drake Relays Mile

April 26, 2015

Leo comes back from 2nd place finish to Centrowitz at the Grand Blue Mile, duel featured more strategy than speed.

By Andrew Logue, The Des Moines Register

It took Leo Manzano just four days to even a score.

He'd finished second behind Matthew Centrowitz in Tuesday's Grand Blue Mile, but...

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Centrowitz Wins Over Manzano, Kampf Repeats at Grand Blue Mile

April 22, 2015

Matthew Centrowitz and Heather Kampf picked up $5000 for their road Mile wins, event record 5,000 participants at 6th edition event.

By LetsRun.com

DES MOINES, Iowa - (April 21, 2015) - The Drake Relays kicked off in grand style with the Grand Blue Mile Tuesday night in Des Moines. Matthew...

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Grand Blue Mile Features ‘Dream’ Field of Running Royalty

April 06, 2015

Defending champions Manzano, Kampf to face formidable field including Lagat, Centrowitz, Leer, McNamara, Grunewald, Sifuentes and more; $30,000 overall prize purse for 6th edition

By Drake Athletics

Grand Blue Mile race officials today unveiled a prestigious field of invitational championship...

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Nick Willis Wins Mile at Drake Relays

April 28, 2013

By ONE Sport

New Zealand's Olympic 1500 metres silver medallist Nick Willis (right, PhotoRun) has won the Mile race at the renowned Drake Relays meeting in Des Moines, Iowa today.

He won in a time of 3 minutes 55.70 seconds, over 3 seconds clear of second placed American Miles Batty, who...

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Drake Relays: Webster City’s Simpson Breaks Stadium Record

April 26, 2013

2011 world champion clocks 4:03.35 for 1500 meter meet record; Mary Cain also sets high school record.

By Andy Hamilton, Des Moines Register

DES MOINES, Iowa – One thought raced through Jenny Simpson’s mind as she approached the finish line faster than any woman ever has during a 1500 meter...

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Further Reflections: A teen’s ‘what-if’ memories from the Relays

April 22, 2012

By Carroll McKibben, Des Moines Register

The Drake Relays might have been the site of the first 4-minute mile. That opportunity never occurred, however, because of a decision made, ironically, by a former Drake University track coach, Bill Easton. The popular Easton coached the Bulldogs and...

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