Mile News


Centrowitz follows in father’s footsteps on track

February 02, 2012

By Pat Graham, ESPN / AP Sports

Rising middle-distance runner Matthew Centrowitz is chasing his father's footsteps with a chance for everything to come full circle on Oregon's famed oval track.

It was at Hayward Field, nearly 36 years ago, that Matt Centrowitz -- a brash kid from New York...

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Jenny Simpson: Golden Girl

February 01, 2012

The 1,500m world champion lives a simple lifestyle in Colorado
By Brian Metzler, Running Times
As featured in the Feb / March 2012 issue of Running Times Magazine

Consistent training and gradual development since she was in middle school, combined with a rare mix of personal ingredients, have...

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He’ll Take a Mile

January 30, 2012

One man's quest to put running's iconic distance back on track

By David Epstein, Sports Illustrated

Two years ago Ryan Lamppa was at the Santa Barbara City College track when the idea came to him: Bring back the Mile.

Since the early 1980s, all new tracks built in the country have been 400...

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Peter Snell: Gentleman, Athlete, Scholar

January 24, 2012

Renowned coach Arthur Lydiard's formula for distance running success: preparation, patience and performance

By Jim Ferstle for Running Times

To track fans, Peter Snell is a legendary triple Olympic gold medalist, who set the Mile world record twice. To his native New Zealanders, he's Sir...

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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.

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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.

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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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