Mile News Tagged Ben Blankenship


Bowerman Mile Slugfest Expected at Pre Classic

May 11, 2018

Kenyans Elijah Manangoi & Timothy Cheruiyot headline field plus three fastest Milers in Pre history, topped by two-time Bowerman Mile winner Ayanleh Souleiman – whose meet record of 3:47.32 is the fastest ever on U.S. soil.

EUGENE, Ore. – The world’s top two current Milers will bring their...

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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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O’Hare, Quigley win close Wanamaker Mile races

February 04, 2018

First-time champions at historic indoor race hold off challengers to claim trophies

By Athletics Weekly

Chris O’Hare won the prestigious Wanamaker Mile at the 111th NYRR Millrose Games, becoming the first British man since John Whetton in 1965 to claim victory in the race.

Clocking 3:54.14,...

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NYRR Wanamaker Mile Draws Top International Field

January 09, 2018

Two past race champions and 11 Olympians expected at the Armory's New Balance Track & Field Center on Saturday, February 3

From NYRR

NEW YORK — Two-time Olympic medalist Nick Willis will race for his first title in six attempts against defending event champion Eric Jenkins in the men’s field,...

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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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Band of Brothers in The Last Frontier Make Mile History

December 07, 2017

It’s rare to root for someone as they’re actively beating you, although this was a special occasion.

By Kyle Merber for Tracksmith

In late May, Trevor Dunbar texted me. A week later and we were sitting for lunch in Concord, Massachusetts ahead of the Adrian Martinez Classic. My ears were open...

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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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Record-breaking first Great Alaska Mile Series

September 27, 2017

“To come up here and have such a great group of guys to experience some of Alaska and to get onto the track and then to try break four, is such a great opportunity for us. We put our hands together for Trevor to make it all happen.”

By Karolin Anders, The Northern Light

Trevor Dunbar,...

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