Mile News


London 2012 Olympics: The British Miler

May 02, 2012

Courtesy of The Telegraph

LONDON - In the first of our exclusive videos tracking three British 1500m athletes in their attempt to qualify for London 2012, we look back at a distinguished honour roll of British middle-distance runners.

Britain has a rich tradition of success in middle-distance...

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Jenny Simpson: More Than Gold

May 01, 2012

Published by DistancePreps.com - The Future Runs Now

Watch the journey that gave Team New Balance Jenny Simpson, a small town girl, the chance to be one of the greatest U.S. middle-distance runners the world has ever seen. Produced by New Balance.

 

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Can America ‘Bring Back the Mile’?

May 01, 2012

A grassroots movement to return the Mile to glory is picking up speed in the U.S.

By Charlie Kuhn, Running Times Magazine

It used to be that a good Mile race was one of the biggest attractions in sports. Decades ago, when track and field was one of the most popular sports in the country, top...

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Dyrol Burleson Interview

May 01, 2012

Greatest running moment: That first sub-4 Mile on Hayward Field thanks to Ernie Cunliffe – that would be it.

By Gary Cohen

Dyrol Burleson was a member of the 1960 and 1964 United States Olympic teams in the 1500 meters where he finished in sixth and fifth place, respectively. He won the 1960...

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Return the Mile to prominence on the American & worldwide sports and cultural landscape by elevating and celebrating the Mile to create a movement.

ELEVATE
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.

CELEBRATE
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.

NATIONAL MOVEMENT
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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