Mile News Tagged Peter Gambaccini


Bring Back the Mile Launches Tour

January 31, 2013

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

Bring Back the Mile, the organization with the self-professed goal “to return the mile to prominence on the American sports and cultural landscape by elevating and celebrating the mile,” spent its first year focusing on promotion and consciousness-raising....

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Alan Webb on the Marathon and Other Matters

October 25, 2012

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

Alan Webb, 29, is the American record holder in the Mile (3:46.91), a winner of the 1500 at the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials, and a two-time World Championships finalist in the 1500; his highest showing was eighth place in 2007. He's been the USA 1500 meter...

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Matthew Centrowitz, at 22, Gets Better and Better

September 24, 2012

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

Matthew Centrowitz, 22, was the 2011 IAAF World Championships 1500 meter bronze medalist and placed fourth in the 1500 at the 2012 London Olympics. He set his 1500 meter personal best of 3:31.96 this summer. On Saturday, he won the Fifth Avenue Mile in New...

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Alan Webb Is Moving, But Where?

September 24, 2012

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

Is American Mile record holder Alan Webb going to end up in Portland, Oregon? Piecing together what information we do we have -- we haven't gotten responses from Webb or from his agent Ray Flynn, but will update if we do -- the answer is looking more and more...

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Jenny Simpson Defends Fifth Avenue Mile Title Saturday

September 21, 2012

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

Jenny Simpson, 26, the 2011 IAAF World Championships 1500 meter gold medalist in 4:05.40, will run the Fifth Avenue Mile in New York on Saturday. She won on Fifth Avenue a year ago in 4:22.3.

This winter, she was the USATF indoor champion in the 1500 and...

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Leo Manzano’s Silver Medal Tour Arrives in NYC

September 18, 2012

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

Leo Manzano, the London Olympic 1500 meter silver medalist in 3:34.79, will run the Fifth Avenue Mile in New York on September 22. "It's great to bring this to the U.S., where most people can't really get a chance to see the world class athletes in person,...

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Centrowitz: 3:31.96 for 1500 Meters in Lausanne

August 23, 2012

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

In an Athletissima meet in Lausanne, Switzerland in which Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake predictably won their separate sprints and Kenyans acquitted themselves for some of their London Olympic disappointments, let's give prominent play here to the most...

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Steve Spence’s 37 Years of Sub-5:00 Miles

August 23, 2012

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

On Tuesday night as the sky was beginning to darken at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania, head men’s and women’s cross country coach Steve Spence, the 1991 IAAF World Championships marathon bronze medalist, completed a Mile on the track in 4:52.9. It...

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Brief Chat: Gabriele Anderson Looks Ahead

August 14, 2012

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

Gabriele Anderson, 26, was the fourth-place finisher in the 1500 meter run at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene. On July 17 in Lignano, Italy she lowered her personal best to 4:04.84. Anderson is a survivor of two types of cancer—adenoid cystic...

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Brief Chat: Morgan Uceny’s Fast 1500s

June 20, 2012

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

Morgan Uceny enters the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials with the year's fastest American time in the women's 1500 by 4 seconds, a 4:01.59 for fourth place in Rome. In 2011, Uceny was the USATF champion in the 1500, had the fastest 1500 time in the world, a 4:00.06,...

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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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