Mile News Tagged Ben Blankenship


The Best Mile Moments of 2016

December 28, 2016

Two more U.S. high school boys go sub-4, Drew Hunter and Michael Slagowski; two historic Olympic 1500 medals won in Rio by Matthew Centrowitz (gold) and Jenny Simpson (bronze); $480,000-plus record prize money awarded; third BBTM Grand Prix Tour sets records and more highlight banner year

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P3R’s American Development Program Reaches New Heights in 2016

December 22, 2016

Record $92,500 in prize money awarded to 73 Americans at P3R events; ADP athletes also connect with local students in P3R’s award-winning Kids of STEEL program

From P3R

PITTSBURGH – At P3R’s signature events this year, a record number of 73 American runners competed and earned a record...

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Kampf Three-Peats, Masters Wins Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2016 Titles

October 02, 2016

Grand prix tour with 6 stops awarded more than $125,000 plus $10,000 GP purse; Tour Performance-of-the-Year by Ben Blankenship & Emily Lipari; Running Warehouse’s “Pick-the-Winner” contest engaged Mile fans at every event for third edition

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – (October 2, 2016) – At the ...

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Kampf, Blankenship Win 5th GNC Live Well Liberty Mile

September 17, 2016

Fifth edition awards an event record $30,000 prize purse; Kampf, Queen of the Road Mile, secures at least a tie for third straight Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour title at fifth stop in the Steel City; Tour 2016 finale hosted by The Navy Mile on Sunday, October 2 in Washington, DC

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Defending Champions McNamara, Kampf Face Deep Fields at 5th GNC Live Well Liberty Mile

September 13, 2016

Eleven sub-4 minute men and eight sub-4:30 minute women expected in Steel City on Saturday, Sept. 17; $30,000 prize purse presented by GNC Live Well; fifth stop on Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2016

From P3R

PITTSBURGH – This year’s increased prize purse of $30,000 has attracted some of...

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Kampf, McNamara to Defend GNC Live Well Liberty Mile Titles

August 30, 2016

5th edition in downtown Pittsburgh offers $30,000 prize purse presented by GNC Live Well; fifth stop on BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2016

PITTSBURGH - Defending GNC Live Well Liberty Mile champions and event record holders Heather Kampf and Jordan McNamara will return to the Steel City to defend their...

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Stillwater’s Blankenship runs down Olympic bid

July 18, 2016

“Tried not to think about it, but really every step of the way I thought OK, Leo’s going to out-lean me again… this won’t be fun, but I got it."

By Stuart Groskreutz, Stillwater Gazette

A third-place finish has never felt like more of a victory for Ben Blankenship.

The 2007 Stillwater Area...

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Exciting 1500 meter races close out U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials

July 11, 2016

Women's 1500m top 3 strongest in U.S. Olympic team history; Blankenship, Andrews and Martinez celebrate first Olympic berths; Centrowitz breaks Steve Scott's Olympic Trials meet record.

By Chris Chavez, Sports Illustrated

Less than half a second separated the third and fourth place finishers...

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BBTM 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials Guide to the Metric Mile

July 10, 2016
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Ben Blankenship Breaks Medtronic TC 1 Mile Record

May 12, 2016

Heather Kampf wins 4th USATF 1 Mile Road title; second stop on BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2016

By Charlie Mahler, Twin Cities In Motion

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Ben Blankenship broke the event record at the 11th Medtronic TC 1 Mile with a runaway 3:55.8 victory to claim his first USATF 1 Mile Road...

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