Did you know?

Ireland's Ron Delany, the 1956 Olympic 1500m champion, was the last man to hold Mile world record with a time over 4 minutes! #FunFact



Tom, Jack & The St. Ignatius 4 minute Mile legacy

The O’Hara-Keelan breakthroughs came fifty-four years apart.



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

In March 1967, the indoor Mile world record holder became the first...


Weightman aims for London 2017 delight to repay coach and Mile legend Steve Cram

“A lot of the anger and frustration that I had when I was removed...


Kiwi legend Dixon reminds young local runners “finishing is winning”

"Then when I went to the Olympics in 1972, he asked me to promise...

Featured Athletes

Doris Brown Heritage

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

Shannon Rowbury

DOB: 09/19/84 Mile PR:
4:19.2 (road) - 2008
Metric Mile PR:
3:56.29 - 2015 (U.S. record)

Dave Wottle

DOB: 08/07/50 Mile PR:
3:53.3 - 1973
Metric Mile PR:
3:36.2 - 1973

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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