Mile News Tagged Prefontaine Classic


Jakob Ingebrigtsen beats Webb’s landmark time in Bowerman Mile

May 26, 2018

“When I saw Manangoi I was like ‘Wow,’ this is a dream come true to be racing against the best guys in the world and doing as good as I did today. It feels really good.”

By Chris Hansen, The Register-Guard

It was the very last Bowerman Mile to ever be contested at storied Hayward Field and...

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The Bowerman Mile: Why It Matters

May 26, 2018

“That’s why some meets like the Prefontaine keep the Mile. They understand how important it is.”

By August Howell

For nearly every professional sport, there are certain numbers and statistics that are recognized as a pinnacle of achievement: Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak, Kareem...

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Stacked field also expected at Pre Classic International Mile

May 21, 2018

High schooler and future Oregon Duck Brodey Hasty eyes first sub-4 minute Mile against young talented competition

EUGENE, Ore. – The Prefontaine Classic’s International Mile – born in 2010 after the meet became inundated by interest in its famous Bowerman Mile – is a world class race featuring...

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Bowerman Mile Slugfest Expected at Pre Classic

May 11, 2018

Kenyans Elijah Manangoi & Timothy Cheruiyot headline field plus three fastest Milers in Pre history, topped by two-time Bowerman Mile winner Ayanleh Souleiman – whose meet record of 3:47.32 is the fastest ever on U.S. soil.

EUGENE, Ore. – The world’s top two current Milers will bring their...

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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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Three Preps - Hunter, Slagowski, Tamagno - to Compete in Mile races at 2016 Prefontaine Classic

May 24, 2016

"Our rule of thumb is, we don't consider any prep who isn't capable of running 4 minutes." - Tom Jordan, meet director

By Doug Binder, DyeStat

Prefontaine Classic meet director Tom Jordan has always had a soft spot for high school Milers on the cusp of glory and eager to take on the the...

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