On October 4, 1931, Jules Ladoumègue becomes the first Frenchman to set Mile world record, clocking 4:09.2 in Paris; also the first sub-4:10 and the only Mile WR set in October. Fantastique!
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...
Return the Mile to prominence on the American sports and cultural landscape by elevating and celebrating the Mile to create a national 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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