Mile News Tagged Prefontaine Classic


Chemotherapy, then USA Championships, for Mile star Gabriele Grunewald

June 21, 2017

“I don’t always love talking about it. It’s not a made-for-TV movie. It’s real. It’s scary.”

​By Michael Powell, New York Times

EUGENE, Ore. — Gabriele Grunewald stepped onto the track as the dying light of day yielded to periwinkle evening.

She and her fellow world class runners walked...

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After smashing through the 4-minute barrier, Ingebrigtsen, 16, serves notice

June 09, 2017

“The biggest thing I’ve learned from them is the mindset. You always have to go hard and believe in yourself – push until the last meters.”

By IAAF

As he entered the back straight for the final time, with 45 seconds of agony between him and Mile history, 16-year-old Jakob Ingebrigtsen had one...

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A Falcon and a Duck Made the Pre Classic Fly

May 25, 2017

Without a doubt, though, the big, highly anticipated Mile race - Wottle vs. Pre - established this meet as the USA’s must-see outdoor invitational.

By Jesse Squire, Citius Mag

The Prefontaine Classic might not exist without Bowling Green. I am not making this up.

I ran at Bowling Green...

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Centrowitz returns to Hayward Field for Bowerman Mile

May 09, 2017

Centrowitz will have to be on his game to come away with a victory. Of the 18 race entries announced Monday, seven have personal bests better than Centrowitz’s 3:50.53.

By Chris Hansen, The Register-Guard

Matthew Centrowitz made history last summer when he became the first American in more...

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Oregon’s original sub-4 minute Milers honored before Prefontaine Classic

May 31, 2016

Sub-4 "is something you have on your resumé for the rest of your life."

By Lindsay Rossmiller, Run Blog Run

Prior to the only U.S. stop on the IAAF Diamond League in the western hemisphere, a group of former athletes familiar with Hayward Field met a block away from the Prefontaine Classic....

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Surviving Bowerman sub-4 Milers returning to the UO on May 27

May 17, 2016

“For years I’ve been thinking about how it would be really cool to have a reunion to get everybody who’s run a 4 minute Mile together in the same place at the same time, and so last summer I decided I was going to do it.” - Todd Bosworth, Oregon Track Club

By Damian Foley, Around the O

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Ayanleh Souleiman wins the Pre Classic’s Bowerman Mile

June 01, 2015

Matthew Centrowitz makes it close, placing second during the Pre Classic; Manzano placed 11th with 3:53.55.

By Ken Goe, The Oregonian

Ayanleh Souleiman fought off a kicking Matthew Centrowitz Saturday on the home straight before a roaring crowd at Hayward Field to win the Bowerman Mile, as...

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Can Centro and Leo Challenge Top 5 in Bowerman Mile?

May 29, 2015

A Bowerman Mile win by an American is a pipe dream right now, but a good target for both of them to shoot for would be top five — no American has managed that in the Bowerman since Andrew Wheating was fifth in 2010.

From LetsRun.com

The 2015 Prefontaine Classic begins with Distance Night on...

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Ben Blankenship: His Journey & His Breakthrough 2015 Season

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...

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U.S. female Milers have high hopes at Pre Classic 2015

May 20, 2015

Simpson, Rowbury, Coburn and Moser are all contenders in 1500 meters

From The Register-Guard

Traditionally, American women haven’t fared well at the Prefontaine Classic 1500 meter race.

This year could be a different story.

American’s Jenny Simpson, Shannon Rowbury, Emma Coburn and ...

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