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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
April 23, 2012
Matt Gabrielson, Emily Brown at Get in Gear 10K on April 28
MINNEAPOLIS – (April 23, 2012) – Team USA Minnesota’s Gabriele Anderson and Heather Kampf will be in Des Moines this week to compete in the Grand Blue Mile on Tuesday, April 24 and then at the Drake Relays 1500 meters on Saturday,...
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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