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Bring Back the Mile on The Competitors

April 02, 2012

By Bring Back the Mile

Ryan Lamppa and David Monico appeared on The Competitors to discuss Bring Back the Mile's mission to get U.S. High School state federations to drop the 1600 meters for the Mile as well as celebrating the history and magic of the Mile. The Competitors is a weekly radio...

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BBTM on FloTrack at Carlsbad 5000

April 01, 2012

By Kevin Liao,

Bring Back the Mile's David Monico spoke to FloTrack's Kevin Liao at the Carlsbad 5000 regarding BBTM's mission, connecting with the general public and what people can do to get engaged with the campaign. 


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IOC Drops 1500 for Mile as Marquee Track Event

April 01, 2012

Special emergency meeting approves Mile for 2012 London Olympic track & field schedule

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – (April 1, 2012) – In an unprecedented emergency meeting and vote, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has dropped the 1500 meters for the Mile as an Olympic track event effective...

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March 31 - April 1 Weekend Guide

March 30, 2012

By Bring Back the Mile

We're off to beautiful San Diego for the Junior Carlsbad Mile races (the 5000 meter elite races are stacked!) and a stop over at Competitior Radio on Sunday evening for a chat with the always entertaining Bob Babbitt & Paul Huddle. Come join us at the rockin' Carlsbad...

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Metric system in high school track and field was a move that was not well thought out in 1978

March 27, 2012

By Bruce Buratti, The Express-Times

We recently ran a story written by Associated Press sports writer Eddie Pells detailing a grassroots movement initiated by Ryan Lamppa, who is trying to resurrect the mile run in track and field.

This certainly struck a chord with me. I've been covering...

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2012 National Run a Mile Days Set for May 6-12

March 26, 2012

New website launched for 5th edition; event honors Roger Bannister, the first man to break 4 minutes for the Mile

 BETHESDA, Md. - (March 26, 2012) - The American Running Association (ARA) will host and promote National Run a Mile Days, throughout the week of May 6-12, 2012, the Maryland-based...

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March 24-25 Weekend Guide

March 23, 2012

By Bring Back the Mile

We welcome spring, at least for most of the country (TrackTown USA snowed in!), with the first major weekend of Outdoor racing! There are a couple great Mile races you'll want to keep tabs on and tune in for. Enjoy!

Viewing Schedule & Resources Overview (all times...

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Bring Back the Mile Launches “4 Minutes with a Miler”

March 22, 2012

New podcast series kicks off with U.S. Olympian Leo Manzano

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – (March 22, 2012) – Bring Back the Mile’s new podcast series, 4 Minutes with a Miler, launches today featuring 2008 U.S. Olympian and 3:50.64 Miler, Leo Manzano. A unique format, 4 Minutes with a Miler will share...

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2012 High School Indoor Mile - Hot, Hot, Hot!

March 13, 2012

2012 Indoor Season one of the fastest on record
By Bring Back the Mile

Across the country the Mile heated up during the 2012 High School Indoor season. According to ESPN / Dyestat's Elite Rankings, which go back to 1999, it was in fact one of the fastest years with the most girls running...

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Indoor Championship Weekend Guide

March 09, 2012

By Bring Back the Mile

Track & Field's Indoor Championship weekend has arrived and below we have previewed the various Mile races and the ways you can watch Champions being crowned. Begs the question...who will be America's next great Miler?

Viewing Schedule & Resources Overview (all times...

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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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