Mile News Tagged Great Alaska Mile Series

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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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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Blankenship records fastest Mile in Alaska

September 16, 2017

Racing in cold and rainy conditions in Kodiak yields third sub-4 in 4 days

By Alaska Dispatch News

The Great Alaska Miles Series wrapped up Saturday in Kodiak, where 2016 Rio Olympic runner Ben Blankenship ran the fastest Mile recorded in Alaska.

Blankenship, of Eugene, Oregon, topped a...

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Olympian Ben Blankenship has bounced back big

September 15, 2017

"I always want to finish a race knowing I worked as hard as I could. That I did everything I could, and I couldn't have done any better."

By Doyle Woody, Alaska Disptach News

Ben Blankenship is a 2016 Rio Olympian and a national champion Miler, a Nike-sponsored athlete who competes in Diamond...

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On historic night of running, two break sub-4 minutes in the Mile in Anchorage

September 14, 2017

"It's great to see these athletes up here, especially so the younger kids can see it and get some inspiration. It's nice exposing them to athletes of this caliber."

By Beth Bragg, Alaska Dispatch News

Fourth place has never felt better for Trevor Dunbar.

Dunbar, the only Alaskan to break...

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