Mile News

5 Steps to Running Your Fastest Mile

June 04, 2015

U.S. champ Miler Will Leer leads the way to your next PR

By Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Magazine

"There is nothing like standing on the start line of the 1500 meters. It always will be the blue ribbon event. It is the last day. The stadium is full. Everybody is watching. You feel like a gladiator. I’m Spartacus.”

These lofty words come from Britain’s Peter Elliott, who won a silver medal in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. Although the 1500 and the Mile (1,609.344 meters) have perhaps lost a little of their prestige in recent years, the events remain the ultimate benchmark for the middle-distance runner.

We asked Will Leer, a U.S. indoor Mile national champion with a personal record of 3:51.82, to give us a few pointers about what it takes to run a blazing four laps on the track (and roads).

Continue reading at:

Tags: will leer (37)

Facebook Comments

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

Become a Mile Maniac member or a BBTM sponsor today! Join us, and go Mile!

Join Us

Thanks for joining the movement and being a Mile Maniac. We'll keep you up to-date with our Mile wires as well as exclusive contests and opportunities. Help us spread the word by sharing our site and joining us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!