Mile News


Mile Maven Seeks to Restore Event’s Onetime Magic

February 09, 2012

Backers say the distance resonates with Americans
By Don Norcross, San Diego Tribune

Santa Barbara City College’s track sits across the street from the Pacific Ocean’s sand-dappled coastline, so maybe it was the stunning setting that moved Ryan Lamppa two years ago.

Or maybe his workout released an inspiring endorphin rush. Or maybe it was just serendipitous.

Whatever the stimulus, Lamppa, 52, a Harvard grad and a man passionate about distance running, felt a calling that morning. So he created a campaign: bring back the mile.

With a move to the metric system, the distance has lost its luster in the track and field world, but Lamppa longs to rekindle America’s love affair with the mile.

Read More: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/feb/09/tp-mile-maven-seeks-to-restore-events-onetime/

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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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