Mile News Tagged The Navy Mile

At The Navy Mile, District Track Club runners hope they’re starting something big

September 30, 2016

“I want it to be a grassroot program that people feel this is their home and that this is important.” - Matt Centrowitz

By Kelyn Soong, Washington Post

There were no shoe sponsorships or endorsement deals waiting for Sam Penzenstadler as he wrapped up his stellar but under-the-radar...

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The Navy Mile Draws Top Field for BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2016 Finale

September 29, 2016

Sam Penzenstadler to defend men’s title in nation’s capital; $15,000 Open prize purse; six athletes also vying for Tour grand prix prize money; Heather Kampf eyes Tour three-peat; Running Warehouse "Pick-the-Winner" contest

By Bring Back the Mile

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Navy Mile on...

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The Navy Mile Joins Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2016

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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Kenyetta Iyevbele, Sam Penzenstadler win inaugural The Navy Mile

October 05, 2015

Both champions took home $2500 in prize money for winning the BBTM Featured Event that kicked off the U.S. Navy’s 240th birthday week in nation's capital.

By Kelyn Soong, The Washington Post

Kenyetta Iyevbele lowered her head and spread her arms out to the side as she crossed the finish line...

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The Navy Mile brings prestigious distance, elite runners back to Pennsylvania Avenue

October 01, 2015

"The Mile is something that means a lot to a lot of people... every city should have a Mile event... sprinkled across the country so that people could participate in the Mile every week if they wanted to.”

By Kelyn Soong, Washington Post

Donnie Cowart glanced at the clock across the field at...

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Making the Most of Your Mile: Inaugural The Navy Mile

October 01, 2015

The Mile is brought back in America’s Capital; $14,000-plus prize purse; race to start and finish at the Navy Memorial on historic Pennsylvania Avenue on Sunday, October 4

By Bring Back the Mile

When we first heard that a road Mile was being resurrected in Washington, DC, we were thrilled to...

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4 Fall Military Races to Test Your Running Mettle in DC

September 30, 2015

The Navy Mile on Pennsylvania Avenue presented by USAA is a community celebration, kicking off the United States Navy's 240th birthday week. The inaugural race includes a prize purse of more than $14,000 including $12,500 for elite Milers.

By Jason Devaney, RootsRated

As the Nation’s capitol,...

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Can a 50-Year-Old Run a 4:20 Mile?

September 25, 2015

Sean Wade ran a 4:02 Mile in 1991. Now he will attempt a 4:20 feat when he hits his milestone birthday in February.

By Marc Bloom, Running Times

Athlete: Sean Wade

Age: 49

Residence: Houston, TX

Career: Coaching

Family: Single, one son

Lifetime PRs:

Mile: 4:02 (1991)


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Inaugural The Navy Mile Ready to Run on October 4

September 01, 2015

Nation’s capital to celebrate Mile return with course on Pennsylvania Avenue; $14,600 prize purse to be awarded plus gift cards for top age group finishers

From The Navy Mile

Washington, DC – The Navy Mile on Pennsylvania Avenue presented by USAA is a community celebration slated for Sunday,...

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