April 06, 2017
I admire what Ryan Lamppa and ‘Bring Back the Mile’ are doing... We should definitely bring back the Mile and there is some impetus which would surely help track & field in this country.
By Gary Cohen, GaryCohenRunning.com
Don Bowden is the first American to run a sub-4 minute Mile which he...
April 01, 2017
President Trump’s edict officially recognizes storied distance’s embedded place in the country’s cultural DNA and history
WASHINGTON, D.C. – (April 1, 2017) – President Donald Trump today has signed and issued Executive Order #359 that makes the Mile the official distance in America...
February 16, 2017
4th Tour edition includes 5 stops; total Tour prize purse exceeds $110,000; Grand Blue Mile opens 2017 season on Tuesday, April 25 in Des Moines; Running Warehouse’s fan engagement contest also tied to each Tour event
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Bring Back the Mile, the national campaign to elevate...
January 19, 2017
While the metric system has largely prevailed in track & field, the Bring Back the Mile campaign argues that no event in the sport carries the same mystique and appeal of history as the Mile.
By Jeré Longman, New York Times
It seems highly unlikely that the 121.92-meter home run would gain...
December 28, 2016
Two more U.S. high school boys go sub-4, Drew Hunter and Michael Slagowski; two historic Olympic 1500 medals won in Rio by Matthew Centrowitz (gold) and Jenny Simpson (bronze); $480,000-plus record prize money awarded; third BBTM Grand Prix Tour sets records and more highlight banner year
October 02, 2016
Grand prix tour with 6 stops awarded more than $125,000 plus $10,000 GP purse; Tour Performance-of-the-Year by Ben Blankenship & Emily Lipari; Running Warehouse’s “Pick-the-Winner” contest engaged Mile fans at every event for third edition
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – (October 2, 2016) – At the ...
August 16, 2016
"The Mile is easy to explain to non-track people... Everyone understands a fast Mile."
By Oliver Staley, qz.com
Today (August 16) in Rio, some of the world’s most talented runners will contest the 1500 meters.
That’s too bad. They should be running the Mile instead.
The 1500 meters has...
June 05, 2016
Brian Duff & Kaydom smash Dog Mile course record with a 4:13 clocking; 17th edition draws event record of more than 1,200 participants; inaugural Nobbe Amputee Mile and Finish Line Festival; race proceeds go to District Attorney’s Crime Victim Emergency Fund
By Ryan Lamppa, Mile wire
June 02, 2016
“The Mile is so embedded in American culture, and the near-ideal fitness distance is the Mile. Ten or 15 minutes of running and people get a health and fitness benefit.”
By Colleen Schrappen, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
If running coach Ben Rosario is correct, witnessing elite Milers clock in...
April 12, 2016
Second event edition will be the sixth and final stop of the Tour 2016 featuring a total prize purse exceeding $120,000; Medtronic TC 1 Mile next stop on May 12
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Bring Back the Mile, the national campaign to elevate and celebrate the storied distance, has announced that...
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