Grand Blue Mile

The Grand Blue Mile hosted the USA 1 Mile Road Championships in 2013-14 and will again in 2017-18.

Mile News Tagged Grand Blue Mile


Centrowitz Wins Over Manzano, Kampf Repeats at Grand Blue Mile

April 22, 2015

Matthew Centrowitz and Heather Kampf picked up $5000 for their road Mile wins, event record 5,000 participants at 6th edition event.

By LetsRun.com

DES MOINES, Iowa - (April 21, 2015) - The Drake Relays kicked off in grand style with the Grand Blue Mile Tuesday night in Des Moines. Matthew...

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Grand Blue Mile Features ‘Dream’ Field of Running Royalty

April 06, 2015

Defending champions Manzano, Kampf to face formidable field including Lagat, Centrowitz, Leer, McNamara, Grunewald, Sifuentes and more; $30,000 overall prize purse for 6th edition

By Drake Athletics

Grand Blue Mile race officials today unveiled a prestigious field of invitational championship...

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Manzano, Kampf Win Close Races at USA 1 Mile Road Championships

April 22, 2014

2012 Olympic 1500m silver medalist wins his first USA road title; Queen of the Road Mile breaks event record

> Men's Race Video at RunnerSpace.com
> Women's Race Video at RunnerSpace.com

INDIANAPOLIS – Olympic silver medalist Leo Manzano and Team USA Minnesota standout Heather Kampf kicked...

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TF365: Nicole Schappert Eyes Healthy Season Ahead

April 21, 2014

NJ*NY TC star athlete set to compete in the USA 1 Mile Road Championships

By Scott Bush, RunnerSpace.com

In 2012, former Villanova All-American Nicole Schappert was on a roll. After finishing tenth in the Olympic Trials 1500m final, the Florida native headed to Europe and ran a couple big PRs...

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Heath to Defend USA 1 Mile Road Title

April 21, 2014

Top fields expected at Grand Blue Mile in Des Moines on Tuesday evening; $25,000 purse with $5000 for each national champion

By Scott Bush, RunnerSpace.com

Many of the top middle distance runners in the United States are set to go head-to-head this Tuesday evening at the USA 1 Mile Road...

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A Mile in Your Flats

July 19, 2013

The road Mile is simultaneously alluring and terrifying; it's also gaining in popularity; as American as baseball and apple pie

By Erin Strout, Running Times

While the majority of the running world spends its time focused on how to cover 26.2 miles as quickly as possible, it's curious why...

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Grace, Heath Take Home USA 1 Mile Road Championship Titles

April 23, 2013

By Scott Bush, From USATF.org

Cold and breezy conditions couldn’t slow down Kate Grace and Garrett Heath as both athletes powered to victory Tuesday evening at the USA 1 Mile Road Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, hosted by the Grand Blue Mile. Grace’s winning time was 4:43.02 and Heath...

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U.S. Olympians Converge on Des Moines for USA 1 Mile Road Championships

April 22, 2013

By Scott Bush, USATF

INDIANAPOLIS – 2012 Olympic 1500m silver medalist Leo Manzano and 2009 World Championship 1500m bronze medalist Shannon Rowbury lead the men’s and women’s fields at the USA 1 Mile Road Championships, hosted by the Grand Blue Mile in Des Moines, Iowa this Tuesday.

The USA...

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Grand Blue Mile Tapped to Host 2013-14 USA Men’s & Women’s 1 Mile Road Championships

March 25, 2013

By Katie Branham, USATF

INDIANAPOLIS – Grand Blue Mile (GBM) and USA Track & Field (USATF) officials today announced a two-year agreement that will bring the USA Men’s & Women’s 1 Mile Road Championships to Des Moines, Iowa, in 2013 and 2014 as part of the USA Running Circuit. The championships...

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Sara Hall Claims Second Consecutive Grand Blue Mile

April 24, 2012

Peter van der Westhuizen takes first GBM crown

Courtesy: Drake Athletics

DES MOINES, Iowa - 2011 Pan Am Games gold medalist Sara Hall (far right) became the first two-time winner in the three-year history of the Grand Blue Mile on Tuesday evening, outkicking Heather Kampf to repeat as...

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