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The Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour is a series of the nation's best Mile events and top Mile athletes, presented in partnership with Running Warehouse. Learn more on the BBTM Tour page linked above in the top menu bar.

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Meet the Miler: Alex Wilson

April 20, 2018

Iowa native & Northern Iowa assistant coach eyes top finish at Grand Blue Mile: USA 1 Mile Road Championship & BBTM Grand Prix #Tour2018 opener; shares post-collegiate experiences & support system

By David Monico, Bring Back the Mile

The USATF 1 Mile Road Championship returns to Des Moines...

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Making the Most of Your Mile: 2018 Grand Blue Mile

April 18, 2018

Event again hosts USA 1 Mile Road Championships as well as BBTM Grand Prix #Tour2018 opener; Drake Relays event director Blake Boldon discusses 2018 fields, shares what's new for this year and more!

By Bring Back the Mile

The USATF 1 Mile Road Championship returns to Des Moines for the second...

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Top Fields Set for 2018 USATF 1 Mile Road Championships at Grand Blue Mile

April 12, 2018

Katie Mackey to defend women’s national title; $25,000 guaranteed national championship purse with $5000 for each national champion; also the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix #Tour2018 season opener

From Grand Blue Mile

DES MOINES, Iowa - Grand Blue Mile race officials have announced the fields...

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Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour Announces 2018 Schedule

February 13, 2018

5th Tour edition with 5 stops offers total Tour prize purse of more than $110,000; Grand Blue Mile opens 2018 racing season on Tuesday, April 24 in Des Moines; Running Warehouse’s fan engagement online contest again tied to each Tour event

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Bring Back the Mile, the...

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The Best Mile Moments of 2017

December 21, 2017

Record prize money awarded exceeds $500,000, Blankenship & Lipari win BBTM Grand Prix Tour titles, one more U.S. HSer sub-4, the brothers Ingebrigtsen make history, greatest women’s Mile ever and more highlight year

By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile

Since the Bring Back the Mile launch in...

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Blankenship, Lipari Win Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2017 Titles

October 01, 2017

Grand prix tour with 5 stops awarded more than $100,000 plus $10,000 #Tour2017 GP purse; Clayton Murphy & Emily Lipari earn Tour Performance-of-the-Year bonus; Running Warehouse’s “Pick-the-Winner” online contest at every stop for fourth edition

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – At the Bring Back the...

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Erassa, Nalyanya Win The Navy Mile

October 01, 2017

Third edition presented by USAA awards $15,000 Open prize purse; Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix #Tour2017 finale

From The Navy Mile

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On a beautiful fall Sunday morning in the nation's capital at the 3rd Navy Mile on Pennsylvania Avenue, presented by USAA, the elite heats...

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The Navy Mile Hosts BBTM Grand Prix Tour Finale

September 28, 2017

Top field expected including Rio Olympian Ben Blankenship; third edition offers a $15,000 Open prize purse; a benefit for the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps and Navy Safe Harbor Foundation

From The Navy Mile

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The 3rd Navy Mile on Pennsylvania Avenue presented by USAA, set for...

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Blankenship wins Minnesota Mile with a heavy heart, fast feet

September 07, 2017

Kampf captures women's race also in blanket finish; 4th stop on the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2017; finale on Sunday, October 1 at The Navy Mile in Washington, DC

By Louie St. George, Duluth News-Tribune

Just before he arrived back in the United States last week from the IAAF World...

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Two-Time Race Champions Bolas, Kampf Return to Minnesota Mile

September 06, 2017

Top field, including event record holder and Rio Olympian Ben Blankenship, expected at 4th stop on the BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2017; 11th edition features new course, evening race and $17,000 in Open prize money

From host Grandma's Marathon

DULUTH, Minn. – A premier class of Mile runners are...

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