Mile News Tagged Ben Blankenship


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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Miller, Kampf to Defend Minnesota Mile Titles

September 05, 2013

Top field expected at Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013 finale; prize purse exceeds $20,000

DULUTH, Minn. – A premier class of one-Mile runners is assembled for Sunday’s Minnesota Mile in downtown Duluth. At the 7th edtion, among those entered are defending champions Craig Miller (4 minutes, 1.4...

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Crim Michigan Mile Racing series draws big crowd, elite runners to downtown Flint

August 23, 2013

Blankenship, Kampf capture road Mile titles at 13th stop of inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013

By Ross Maghielse, MLive.com

FLINT, Mich. -- A pair of former University of Minnesota track stars took home top honors at the first-ever Crim Michigan Mile Racing Series Friday evening, Aug....

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Blankenship, Mackey Take Falmouth Mile Titles

August 10, 2013

Ten U.S. men go sub-4 minutes; 12th stop on the nationwide inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013

By Chris Lotsbom, Race Results Weekly

FALMOUTH, Mass. -- The 2013 Falmouth Mile proved exciting once again here at Falmouth High School on Cape Cod. Americans Ben Blankenship (3:56.27) and Katie...

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Ben Blankenship is on the Comeback Trail

December 07, 2012

By Down the Backstretch

When Ben Blankenship, who has clocked a 3:54 Mile, looks out the window of the "house on the hill" in Eugene, that he shares with Hassan Mead, he sees "the cathedral," Hayward Field at the University of Oregon.  It has become one of the training sites Blankenship will...

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