Did you know?

On March 25, 1933, Glenn Cunningham (USA), The Iron Horse, sets indoor Mile world record with the first sub-4:10 indoors, clocking 4:09.8 in Chicago. #RockChalkJayhawk!



50 Years Ago, Doris Brown Put U.S. Women’s Distance Running on the Map

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How Our Totally Average Runner Broke the Sub-5 Minute Mile

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Sub-4 HSer Michael Slagowski Has Left Penn State

"The overall transition, including the changes in training, was...


Olympic champion Sir John Walker gets bronze

Statue of the first man to record a sub-3:50 Mile to be cast by...

Featured Athletes

Glenn Cunningham

DOB: 08/04/09 Mile PR:
4:06.8 - 1934 (former world record)
Metric Mile PR:
3:48.0 - 1940

Gabriele Grunewald

DOB: 06/25/86 Mile PR:
4:21.3 (road) - 2013
Metric Mile PR:
4:01.48 - 2013

Doris Brown Heritage

DOB: 09/17/42 Mile PR:
4:39.6 - 1971
Metric Mile PR:
4:14.6 - 1971

Roger Bannister

DOB: 03/23/29 Mile PR:
3:58.8 - 1954
Metric Mile PR:
3:42.2 - 1954

Featured Events

Grand Blue Mile

Tues, April 25
Des Moines, IA

Inaugural Mile of Truth

Sun, May 7
Danville, CA

Medtronic TC 1 Mile

Thurs, May 11
Minneapolis, MN

Run Tucson Festival of Miles

Fri, May 26
Tucson, AZ





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