May 11-12 Mile Guide
By Bring Back the Mile
It's the start of the international professional season today with the first stop of the Samsung Diamond League in Doha, Qatar. Stanford graduate, Russell Brown, is the lone American in Doha aiming for the Olympic 'A' standard at 1500 meters (3:35.50), which he nerely missed last year with his 3:35.70.
Back here in the States, conference championships galore highlight the NCAA calendar in addition to state championship qualifying meets at the High School level. If only they ran the Mile at those...sigh (thanks MA for staying strong!). One Mile highlight are the great fields assembled at the Southern Track Classic. Also, out in White Plains, NY The Loucks Games is hosting Masters Miles (why do you have to be 40 to have all the fun?!).