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Miller, Kampf Win GNC Live Well Liberty Mile

August 17, 2012

Inaugural event in Pittsburgh brings out fast times, three sub-4 minute Miles and post-race festivities in Market Square

By David Monico, The Mile wire

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – (August 17, 2012) – With rain and thunder threatening to slow down the inaugural GNC Live Well Liberty Mile, sunshine and a...

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Marathon Organizers Create Shortcut

August 17, 2012

Organized by the Pittsburgh Marathon, the GNC Live Well Liberty Mile is a road race designed for runners of all ages and ability levels.

By Sam Werner, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

For the past four years, the Pittsburgh Marathon has given runners a chance to face the challenge of tackling 26.2 or...

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Women Who Revived City Marathon Launch One-Miler

August 16, 2012

By Rita Michel, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Getting the runners to the starting line in the spring of 2009 was a monumental task.

"It was all-encompassing," said Dee Stathis, who remembered the team joking about "our 60-hour part-time jobs. We had less than a year to put it...

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Torrence, Martinez Win Falmouth Mile

August 11, 2012

Martinez and Anderson run #1 and #2 fastest women’s Mile times of the year
Jim Gerweck, The Mile wire

FALMOUTH, Mass. – (August 11, 2012) – Last year’s Falmouth Mile, a track precursor to the larger, older 7-mile road race, proved to be one of the deepest ever run on American soil, with the...

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Making the Most of Your Mile: Liberty Mile

July 26, 2012

America's #1 sports city hosts a fast, hot, $25,000 Mile showdown

By Bring Back the Mile

PITTSBURGH - We sat down with Patrice Matamoros, Race Director for the inaugural GNC Live Well Liberty Mile, a Bring Back the Mile Featured Event Partner. A passionate Steel City resident and road race...

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Athletes Compete to Honor Ryan Shay

July 22, 2012

By David Monti, (c) 2011 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved

Ryan Shay was the workhorse of American marathon running before his sudden death at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in New York at 28-years-old.  Shay, who ran for Notre Dame and later won the 2003 USA Marathon title, was...

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Push to Bring Back the Mile to Track Competition

June 11, 2012

By Katie Zak, Essential Public Radio

PITTSBURGH, Pa . - The Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon is partnering with a health and nutrition company to host the first GNC Liberty Mile run. It is expected to be the third largest competitive one-Mile road race in the United States.

The event will...

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GNC, Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. Announce Inaugural GNC Live Well Liberty Mile

June 06, 2012

$25,000 prize purse with $4000 for each Open race champion; part of Bring Back the Mile national campaign

PITTSBURGH, Pa. –  GNC Holdings, Inc., the nation's largest specialty retailer of health, wellness and sports nutrition products, is proud to partner with Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon,...

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Group seeks to ‘Bring Back the Mile’

May 30, 2012

By Andrew Wagaman, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Ryan Lamppa is missing a story that he knows is out there.

Narratives of people's most memorable mile runs have arrived in his inbox. They come from pro runners who have flirted with the four-minute mark, a man who relives a full-uniform military...

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Making the Most of Your Mile: Big River Festival of Miles presented by Under Armour

May 29, 2012

Community, food and fun in St. Louis

By Bring Back the Mile

ST. LOUIS - 2012 marks the fifth Big River Festival of Miles presented by Under Armour. Taking place at St. Louis University High School on Thursday, May 31, festivities begin at 6:30pm with the GO! St. Louis Healthy Kids Mile and is...

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