Mile News Tagged Ben Blankenship


Blankenship, Findley Win Inaugural Kansas Road Mile Championship Crowns

November 09, 2014

Record setting day in Wichita; U.S. Mile record holder Alan Webb honorary starter

WICHITA, Kan.  – At the Kansas Road Mile Championship presented by the Kansas Spine & Specialty Hospital and GoRun Wichita, Ben Blankenship and Kristen Findley won the inaugural overall titles in 4:05 and 4:50,...

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Inaugural Kansas Road Mile Draws Top Field

November 06, 2014

Americans Ben Blankenship, Frezer Legesse & Kristen Findley and 2009 World 1500m champion Yusuf Kamel expected in Wichita on Sunday, November 9

WICHITA, Kan. – The inaugural Kansas Road Mile Championship has drawn a top field including 2009 World 1500m champion Yusuf Kamel of Bahrain and top...

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Blankenship Ready for Fifth Avenue Mile

September 11, 2014

Minnesota native returning from broken toe to race against the best Milers in the Big Apple

By Jim Ferstle, DownTheBackstretch.com

Two days before this summer's Prefontaine Classic meet, Ben Blankenship broke his toe. The good news: it was a "clean" break, says Blankenship, and it healed...

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Four Favorite Falmouth Mile Moments

August 14, 2014

Annual track event has produced fast and thrilling Mile performances over the past 19 years.

By Bring Back the Mile

While there have been a few more late-summer track Miles pop-up on the U.S. calendar recently, in 1995 the New Balance Falmouth Road Race had a novel idea - to run a...

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State Mile Guide: #49 Alaska

July 22, 2014

Date of Statehood: January 3, 1959
Capital: Juneau
Motto: North to the Future

Alaska is one of only a handful of states in which no native athlete has broken the 4 minute Mile barrier on its soil. Trevor Dunbar became the first Alaskan to break four, breaking the beam in 3:59.06 in Portland,...

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Three-Time Champion David Torrence Added to Medtronic TC 1 Mile

May 06, 2014

Men’s & Women’s professional fields set for Thursday, May 8 in Minneapolis; $25,000 purse, second stop on BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2014

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ST. PAUL, Minn. – Three-time Medtronic TC 1 Mile champion David Torrence of Oakland, Calif. will return to Minneapolis for...

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Mile Moments Abound in 2013

December 30, 2013

Mary Cain, inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour, 63% increase in Mile prize purses, U.S. high schoolers shine and more highlight banner year

By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile

As the year draws to a close, it is time to recognize and celebrate the numerous highlights, historic achievements and...

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Inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013 Ends with a Flourish

September 12, 2013

Highlights of national promotional tour of iconic distance include thrilling races and numerous meet, U.S. Junior, NCAA, course and State records; $120,000 awarded to top Milers

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013, showcasing 14 events nationwide, produced...

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Making the Most of Your Mile: The Minnesota Mile

September 11, 2013

The Minnesota Mile was held on Sunday, September 8 and witnessed not only blazing fast new course records, but the fastest Miles ever run on Minnesota soil. Ben Blankenship, a Minnesota native and University of Minnesota Golden Gopher alumnus, lowered his personal best winning a close finish in...

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Blankenship, Anderson Shatter Course Records at Minnesota Mile

September 08, 2013

Fastest Miles ever run in Minnesota; eight men go sub-4 minutes; 7th edition ends inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013

By Bob Gustafson

DULUTH, Minn. – It was a day for records at Sunday’s seventh Minnesota Mile road race in downtown Duluth.

Ben Blankenship, 24, set a course record and...

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