May 10, 2017
U.S. Olympian returns to his native state to defend his Medtronic TC 1 Mile title against two-time Olympic medalist Nick Willis and a field of top contenders at the second stop of the BBTM Grand Prix #Tour2017.
By Bring Back the Mile
American Mile star and Olympian Ben Blankenship has been on...
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...
May 05, 2017
12th event edition second stop on the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2017; Minneapolis riverfront course to host more than 2,500 runners on Thursday, May 11
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Medtronic TC 1 Mile record holder Ben Blankenship, a 2016 Olympian from Stillwater, Minnesota, and the man whose...
April 20, 2017
"I didn't feel as easy as I have when I've won this before. The turnover was there, but holding the speed I was struggling a little bit the last 50. I don't have that speed endurance [yet] but I'm not too worried."
By Marc Hinton, Stuff
After nearly eight months since he last raced in anger,...
March 24, 2017
Maybe it was the endorphins, but I swear I heard 23,000 high school kids cheering.
By Charles Bethea, Outside
I was watching the 1500 meter Olympic final last summer at a bar, a few months before my 35th birthday, when I first wondered if a middle-distance runner lurked within. It was a...
January 31, 2017
New Zealand has produced some of the most prolific middle-distance runners in history and Cameron Tucker spoke with possibly the greatest of them all
By Cameron Tucker, Athletics Weekly
Last year was a record-breaking one in sport for New Zealand. The island nation, renowned for its...
January 08, 2017
"I'm going to set goals, but the day my body or my mind decides that it's done, I'm able to walk away with my head held high."
By Nikki MacDonald, STUFF
"Good Morning," the runner says cheerily to the woman trailing two fluffy pedigrees. "What's good about it?" the dog walker challenges. She...
December 28, 2016
Two more U.S. high school boys go sub-4, Drew Hunter and Michael Slagowski; two historic Olympic 1500 medals won in Rio by Matthew Centrowitz (gold) and Jenny Simpson (bronze); $480,000-plus record prize money awarded; third BBTM Grand Prix Tour sets records and more highlight banner year
December 10, 2016
"To run the Mile, we need to run like children, which means getting off your heels and onto your toes."
By Rachel Sturtz, NY Magazine
While a masochistic segment of the running community continues to push the boundaries of human suffering in ultramarathons, another group is returning to the...
August 24, 2016
"It's a fantastic achievement, but just what he deserves because he's stuck at it for a long time. He's had his ups and downs but I believe he was in very good shape going into this competition... it became a tactician's race and Nick put himself in a position to win."
By Marc Hinton, Stuff
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