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American Rebels: Massachusetts’ Proud History with the High School Mile

February 21, 2012

Only U.S. state to still embrace and keep the Mile at high school level including at its State Meet; "The Mile is part of who we are.”

By Duncan Larkin, Bring Back the Mile

Ever since that first historical “shot heard around the world” at the Battle of Lexington in 1775, the state of...

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Massachusetts Stands Alone for High School Mile

February 21, 2012

Only U.S. state to keep the Mile at high school level including at its State Meet thanks to the vision of Bob McIntyre; state federation petition drive at bringbackthemile.com

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – (February 21, 2012) – Massachusetts is known as a revolutionary state. Think Boston Tea Party,...

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Group seeks higher profile for 1-mile track race

February 15, 2012

By Eddie Pells, AP National Writer

It's the race that cemented Roger Bannister's name into history and the distance that everyday runners use to gauge their progress and pace.

Yet, over the years, the mile has been cut out of most mainstream track meets, replaced by metric numbers that don't...

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ESPN 1300 - The Runaround Interview

February 14, 2012

Bring Back the Mile and supporter, Marty Liquori, sat down with Running Maryland's The Runaround show on ESPN 1300 (Monday @ 5:00pm EST). Watch the complete show on Running Maryland's YouTube channel

Part 1 of Interview

Part 2 of Interview

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An Open Love Letter to the Mile

February 14, 2012

Dear Mile:

You were our First Love from the time we set eyes on you; it's been a wonderful 100-plus years together. From the time Edward Merritt (USA) ran 4:43.8 in 1877 to Great Britian's Sir Roger Bannister's ground breaking first sub-4 minute Mile in 1954, we've been through it all. The...

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Jim Beatty: An All-American Miler

February 10, 2012

Fifty years ago on February 10, a short middle-distance specialist from North Carolina stepped up on the boarded indoor track at the Los Angeles Sports Arena and made running history. Three minutes and 58 seconds after the starting gun had sounded, Jim Beatty became the first human ever to go...

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They’re going the distance to bring back the mile

February 10, 2012

By Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times

There can’t be a better day than the 50th anniversary of the first sub-four-minute indoor mile to note the formation of a group dedicated to restoring the mile as a competitive event in this increasingly metric world.

On Feb. 10, 1962 Jim Beatty added to...

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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...

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Bring Back the Mile Website Expands Content

February 07, 2012

Bring Back the Mile Website Expands Content
The one-stop website for the Mile and the national campaign includes high school state federation petition drive; Jim Ryun, Marty Liquori and others endorse effort to elevate, celebrate iconic distance.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – (February 7, 2012) –...

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He’ll Take a Mile

January 30, 2012

One man's quest to put running's iconic distance back on track

By David Epstein, Sports Illustrated

Two years ago Ryan Lamppa was at the Santa Barbara City College track when the idea came to him: Bring back the Mile.

Since the early 1980s, all new tracks built in the country have been 400...

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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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