Mile News Tagged Bring Back The Mile


Bringing Back the Mile

June 02, 2016

To race a Mile is to take part in one of running’s most iconic events. It’s also the ideal way to test your fitness and break out of one-pace training

By Edward Price, The Guardian

In the minds of most runners, the marathon looms large as the ultimate distance. It is both a supreme test of...

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Happy 4th Birthday, Bring Back the Mile!

January 19, 2016

More events, prize money, thrilling races and history are ahead for the iconic distance

By Ryan Lamppa, BBTM Founder

Today marks the 4th birthday of Bring Back the Mile, and there is much to celebrate since our 2012 launch. First and foremost, we want to thank all of our BBTM sponsors,...

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What’s the point if it’s not a good old-fashioned American Mile?

January 12, 2016

There should be no debate about the need for the American high school system to get it right once and for all.

Dan Engler, Verde Independent

We Americans may buy our gas by the gallon and push our cars to the limits of Miles per hour, but the human standard for distance vs. time is measured...

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How to Run a 6-Minute Mile

January 11, 2016

A sub-6 minute Mile "shows that you have power and a strong aerobic base, which translate to better performance in any sport.”

By Lisa Jhung, Men's Health

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a runner or not, or whether you ever plan to toe the starting line of a marathon or 10K. Every man should...

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4 Fall Military Races to Test Your Running Mettle in DC

September 30, 2015

The Navy Mile on Pennsylvania Avenue presented by USAA is a community celebration, kicking off the United States Navy's 240th birthday week. The inaugural race includes a prize purse of more than $14,000 including $12,500 for elite Milers.

By Jason Devaney, RootsRated

As the Nation’s capitol,...

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7 Must-Do Mile Road Races

September 21, 2015

Included in the list are BBTM Featured Events HOKA ONE ONE State Street Mile in Santa Barbara, CA and the Medtronic TC 1 Mile in Minneapolis, MN

By Ryan Wood, Competitor

The rallying cry among some in the running world is to “Bring Back the Mile!” And they’re not just talking about the track.... Read More comments

How a Mile Race Can Help Boost Enthusiasm in Running

September 09, 2015

“Everybody understands the significance of running a sub-4-minute Mile. And everyone knows what a Mile is, plus it’s the right amount of time that no one is getting bored watching and everyone is constantly on the edge of their seat.”

By Brian Metzler, Competitor Magazine

I’m decidedly...

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Prepping for the Liberty Mile

July 21, 2015

Mike Pacolay decided to run the GNC Live Well Liberty Mile this year “because other guys in my department are running and they are competitive about who will beat who and have the bragging rights after the race..."

By Shannon Hunter, Highmark Runs Blog

There is a wonderful and diverse running...

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Bring Back the Mile with Ryan Lamppa

September 13, 2012

By Jennie McCafferty, Running Network TV

Jennie McCafferty of Michigan Runner interviews Ryan Lamppa, Founder of Bring Back the Mile, who explains the genesis and objectives of the national campaign to elevate and celebrate the iconic distance and why the Mile still matters.


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4 Minutes with a Miler: AJ Acosta

August 14, 2012

Bring Back the Mile’s podcast series, 4 Minutes with a Miler, speaks to 8-time NCAA All-American and 3:53.76 Miler (FloTrack Video), AJ Acosta. A University of Oregon graduate, AJ and his Nation will toe the line as the top seed at the inaugural GNC Live Well Liberty Mile in downtown Pittsburgh....

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Return the Mile to prominence on the American & worldwide sports and cultural landscape by elevating and celebrating the Mile to create a movement.

ELEVATE
Bring Back the Mile as the premier event in the sport, and increase interest in and media coverage of the Mile for both those who love the distance as well as the general public.

CELEBRATE
Bring Back the Mile to celebrate the storied distance and to recognize the people who made and make the Mile great and to promote Mile events and the next generation of U.S. Milers.

NATIONAL MOVEMENT
Bring Back the Mile to create a national movement for the Mile as America’s Distance,
to inspire Americans to run the Mile as part of their fitness program and to replace the 1600 meters at High School State Track & Field Meets across the country.

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