Mile News


From Boston to Brooklyn, Is the Mile the New Marathon?

August 11, 2017

“The folks at Bring Back the Mile have raised awareness as well.”

By Matt Gross, Men's Journal

Next to the marathon, the Mile may be the most iconic of all race distances. Short enough to inspire an all-out push, but long enough to require stamina, the humble Mile — 5,280 feet, in case you’re...

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2-Time Olympic Medalist Nick Willis, Defending Champ Katie Mackey Headline Aetna Falmouth Elite Mile

August 10, 2017

Top fields to vie for $15,000 guaranteed prize purse plus time bonuses at New Balance Falmouth Road Race Weekend track event on Saturday, August 19

From New Balance Falmouth Road Race

FALMOUTH, Mass. – Nick Willis, the two-time Olympic medalist at 1500 meters, and three-time winner Katie...

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Matthew Centrowitz: The best American Miler ever?

August 09, 2017

“The moves he makes in races are almost violent. They are so sudden and decisive.”

By Liam Boylan-Pett, SB Nation

For once, Matthew Centrowitz didn't know what to do when he crossed the finish line.

He had copied a LeBron James celebration after winning the U.S. title in the 1500 meters in...

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Preview: Men’s 1500m – IAAF World Championships London 2017

August 08, 2017

Matthew Centrowitz, Rio Olympic champion, has never finished lower than eighth in the seven major 1500m finals he has contested indoors & outdoors.

By Steven Mills, IAAF

Asbel Kiprop has won four major titles at 1500 meters but his victory in Beijing two years ago was arguably the most...

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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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