Mile News Tagged Bowerman Mile


The Bowerman Mile: Why It Matters

May 26, 2018

“That’s why some meets like the Prefontaine keep the Mile. They understand how important it is.”

By August Howell

For nearly every professional sport, there are certain numbers and statistics that are recognized as a pinnacle of achievement: Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak, Kareem...

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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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Clayton Murphy’s Self-Imposed Challenge: 800-1500 Double at USA Outdoor Championships

June 14, 2017

Mile legend Glenn Cunningham, in 1933, last man to win middle-distance national championships double

By Dave Hunter, RunBlogRun

Clayton Murphy's proven middle distance range combined with his unparalleled progression over the past 4 years has sparked much speculation over which event the 2016...

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Centrowitz returns to Hayward Field for Bowerman Mile

May 09, 2017

Centrowitz will have to be on his game to come away with a victory. Of the 18 race entries announced Monday, seven have personal bests better than Centrowitz’s 3:50.53.

By Chris Hansen, The Register-Guard

Matthew Centrowitz made history last summer when he became the first American in more...

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Three Preps - Hunter, Slagowski, Tamagno - to Compete in Mile races at 2016 Prefontaine Classic

May 24, 2016

"Our rule of thumb is, we don't consider any prep who isn't capable of running 4 minutes." - Tom Jordan, meet director

By Doug Binder, DyeStat

Prefontaine Classic meet director Tom Jordan has always had a soft spot for high school Milers on the cusp of glory and eager to take on the the...

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Prefontaine Classic 2016 Assembles Best Ever Mile Field

May 11, 2016

Five global champions including defending Bowerman Mile champion Ayanleh Souleiman, three-time event champion Asbel Kiprop and U.S. high school superstar Drew Hunter

From the IAAF

EUGENE, Ore. - Organizers of the Prefontaine Classic claim that their Bowerman Mile field for this year’s IAAF...

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Ayanleh Souleiman wins the Pre Classic’s Bowerman Mile

June 01, 2015

Matthew Centrowitz makes it close, placing second during the Pre Classic; Manzano placed 11th with 3:53.55.

By Ken Goe, The Oregonian

Ayanleh Souleiman fought off a kicking Matthew Centrowitz Saturday on the home straight before a roaring crowd at Hayward Field to win the Bowerman Mile, as...

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Can Centro and Leo Challenge Top 5 in Bowerman Mile?

May 29, 2015

A Bowerman Mile win by an American is a pipe dream right now, but a good target for both of them to shoot for would be top five — no American has managed that in the Bowerman since Andrew Wheating was fifth in 2010.

From LetsRun.com

The 2015 Prefontaine Classic begins with Distance Night on...

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Eugene set for another exciting men’s Mile

May 06, 2015

Prefontaine Classic's Bowerman Mile again attracts top international field including defending champion Souleiman and American global medalists Centrowitz & Manzano

From IAAF Diamond League

The winning times of the Bowerman Mile at the Prefontaine Classic have been faster than 3:50 for the...

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Centrowitz, 3:50 yet disappointed

June 10, 2014

“I feel I’m still trying to establish myself as one of the top runners.”

By Jack Pfeifer, ArmoryTrack.com

Matthew Centrowitz was on hand for the big Bowerman Mile that always concludes the Prefontaine Classic meet. He was surrounded by a sea of pan-Africa – Algeria, Morocco, Djibouti, Kenya,...

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