Mile News Tagged Lukas Verzbicas


A Brief History of the Sub-4 Minute Mile

June 12, 2017

Another U.S. high schooler just went under four, which inspired us to trace the milestone's roots, starting with legend Roger Bannister

By Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Online

In early June, Reed Brown, a Texas high school senior, became the tenth U.S. high schooler in history to run the Mile...

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Mile Moment of the Month: Epic Prep Sub-4 Races

June 11, 2014

HOKA ONE ONE presents the Mile Moment of the Month

By Bring Back the Mile

On June 11, 2011, Lukas Verzbicas became only the fifth U.S. high school athlete and the second in a high school-only race to break 4 minutes for the Mile with his winning 3:59.71 clocking at the adidas Dream Mile in...

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Run a Mile with Rankin: The Dream and the Return of the Mile

May 31, 2013

Jon Rankin serves as BBTM's California Captain for the state petition drive to replace the 1600m with the Mile at the High School State Meet. He will be providing occasional posts on his journey as the California Captain. Below is entry number #1 to kick off  the 2013 State Meet that begins this...

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Sub-4: The Quest for Greatness

May 22, 2013

By Darrin DeTorres, DistancePreps.com

On a wet and windy day nearly 59 years ago, a young man with a dream of the seemingly impossible became the first runner to break the 4 minute barrier in the Mile. In the 59 years following Roger Bannister’s magical performance, runners all over the world...

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Stellar Fields Set for Saturday’s adidas Dream Mile

May 21, 2013

Bernie Montoya to defend title; Will one or more high school boys break the coveted sub-4 minute Mile barrier?

NEW YORK – (May 21, 2013) – Twenty-eight of the top U.S. high school Mile athletes including defending champion Bernie Montoya are expected at the adidas Dream Mile to be contested at...

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2013: The Four Minute Mile is Under Attack

January 02, 2013

By Scott Bush, RunnerSpace

We're counting down five of our favorite topics to follow in the distance running world in 2013. The first is the push to break the four minute Mile from a trio of prep athletes. It's been nearly 50 years since there's been as much top-end depth in the event and we...

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Simpson, Verzbicas and Keflezighi Reign Supreme at Endurance LIVE

March 11, 2012

By Cielestia Calbay, Competitor Magazine

Many of the top endurance athletes in the world gathered in Los Angeles on Saturday.

The red carpet rolled out in athletic style in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday night at the Nokia Theatre for the Endurance LIVE Awards, the biggest night of the year...

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Verzbicas Breaks 4 Minute Mile

June 11, 2011

"Until the race started, I thought this was going to be effortless and I was going to do it, but once the race got started, it was actually harder than I thought."

By Bill Carey, Sports Illustrated

NEW YORK -- Lukas Verzbicas sat alone at a table checking his phone, still smiling 30 minutes...

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