Mile News


Magic of the Mile remains contentious debate

February 27, 2016

An audience that cares about the outcome and understands how to measure success is what ‘Bring Back the Mile,’ a growing movement in America, wants to see much more often.

By Kerry Gillespie, Toronto Star Touch

It comes right after the U.S. national anthem and many spectators don’t bother sitting back in their seats, such is the excitement of the Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games.

The thunder of the pack racing around the track, the breathless commentator trying to keep up and the roar of a sold-out crowd adds up to a raucous sporting moment.

“Centro or Willis?” a man shouts to his friends.

“Centro” replies one, meaning world champion Matthew Centrowitz, an American.

Continue reading at: www.thestar.com

Tags: wanamaker mile (48) , sheila reid (6) , ryan lamppa (93) , nick willis (69) , millrose games (55) , matthew centrowitz (118) , bbtm news (219)

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.

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.

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!