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


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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April 24-28 Mile Guide

April 24, 2012

By Bring Back the Mile

The Mile action begins this week tonight in Des Moines, IA with a fast field set for the 3rd Grand Blue Mile, part of Drake Relays Week. Team USA Minnesota athletes, Gabriele Anderson (4:31.05) and Heather Kampf (4:30.95) who finished third and fifth in 2011 will take to...

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Gabriele Anderson, Heather Kampf to Compete at Grand Blue Mile

April 23, 2012

Matt Gabrielson, Emily Brown at Get in Gear 10K on April 28

MINNEAPOLIS – (April 23, 2012) – Team USA Minnesota’s Gabriele Anderson and Heather Kampf will be in Des Moines this week to compete in the Grand Blue Mile on Tuesday, April 24 and then at the Drake Relays 1500 meters on Saturday,...

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