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May 09, 2013

Glenn D. Loucks Games drops the 1600 for the Mile; Craig Masback to be honored at 46th edition

By Brett Hoover, Armory Track

It is fitting that the year organizers of the Glenn D. Loucks Games are honoring White Plains High graduate Craig Masback is the same year that they bring back the Mile.

In January, the Games posted:

The Saturday morning 1600 meters (is) being changed back to its original distance, the One Mile Run. Our hope is that we can better attract more of the nation's elite runners. Eventually we hope that The Loucks Mile will be mentioned in the same breath as the Millrose and Penn Relays Miles.

Of course, Masback was a standout Miler, breaking the four-minute barrier 30 times in his career, including a personal-best 3:52.02 in 1979. Having covered track & field on television and serving as the executive director of USA Track & Field, Masback has returned to Nike as a VP for Sports Marketing. He will be honored during Saturday's opening ceremonies.

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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.

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.

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