Mile News Tagged Ryan Lamppa

A Campaign to Bring Back ‘America’s Distance’: The 1-Mile Race

June 06, 2014

"When they went to meters, I think you lost a good portion of the public, because the public has a difficult time understanding just how far is 1600 meters." - Jim Ryun

By Tom Goldman, NPR's All Things Considered

Fifty years ago this week, teenager Jim Ryun of Wichita, Kan., ran a Mile in...

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Magic of the Mile

May 15, 2014

Media director of Running USA and BBTM Founder, Ryan Lamppa, is determined to bring the Mile back into prominence

By John Zant, Santa Barbara Independent

Roger Bannister broke through the 4-minute barrier in the Mile run on May 6, 1954. It remains the most memorable performance in track...

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Why the Mile Is Dead (and Worth Saving)

May 06, 2014

Sixty years removed from Roger Bannister’s breakthrough run, the distance is all but dead in the U.S. But a new organization hopes to change all that—and rebuild running from the Mile up.

By Monica Prelle, Outside Magazine

Rounding the bend to the final straightaway of the 1964 Compton...

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Bring Back the Mile

April 02, 2014

Two years ago, former track athlete Ryan Lamppa launched the movement 'Bring Back the Mile: America's Distance'. Here are FOUR reasons why he might just be getting somewhere.

By SPIKES Magazine

1. The Mile movement

"Here in America we eat, sleep and think in miles. Not kilometers. The...

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Bring Back the Mile Rejects Facebook Buyout

April 01, 2014

$359.4 million offer declined by BBTM because “the Mile is worth more, way more.”

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Bring Back the Mile, the national campaign to elevate and celebrate the storied distance, has confirmed its rejection of a $359.4 million buyout offer by Facebook. TechCrunch amongst other...

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The State of the Mile in 2014

March 22, 2014

U.S. prize money for Mile events increased by 63% in 2013; every American boy and girl should have the opportunity to race the Mile at high school meets not just the best high school Milers.

By Scott Bush,

The Mile is the most notable, storied track & field event in the United...

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HOKA ONE ONE Announced as Bring Back the Mile Sponsor

February 27, 2014

First major sponsor of BBTM campaign to elevate, celebrate iconic distance

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – (February 27, 2014) – Bring Back the Mile, the national campaign to elevate and celebrate the iconic distance, has announced HOKA ONE ONE as a BBTM sponsor. HOKA ONE ONE, with its revolutionary...

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Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2014 Announced

January 22, 2014

Inaugural grand prix tour includes six stops; total Tour prize purse exceeds $90,000; Running Warehouse’s “Pick-the-Winner” fan engagement contest

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – (January 22, 2014) – Bring Back the Mile, the national campaign to elevate and celebrate the iconic distance, has announced...

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4 Wishes for the Mile in 2014

January 08, 2014

Any or all of the wishes would elevate, celebrate the storied distance, the athletes and the sport

By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile

The year 2014 will mark Bring Back the Mile’s third year or third lap, and call me crazy and a dreamer, but presented below are my 4 wishes for the Mile,...

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Mile Moments Abound in 2013

December 30, 2013

Mary Cain, inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour, 63% increase in Mile prize purses, U.S. high schoolers shine and more highlight banner year

By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile

As the year draws to a close, it is time to recognize and celebrate the numerous highlights, historic achievements and...

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Return the Mile to prominence on the American & worldwide sports and cultural landscape by elevating and celebrating the Mile to create a movement.

Bring Back the Mile as the premier event in the sport, and increase interest in and media coverage of the Mile for both those who love the distance as well as the general public.

Bring Back the Mile to celebrate the storied distance and to recognize the people who made and make the Mile great and to promote Mile events and the next generation of U.S. Milers.

Bring Back the Mile to create a national movement for the Mile as America’s Distance,
to inspire Americans to run the Mile as part of their fitness program and to replace the 1600 meters at High School State Track & Field Meets across the country.

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