May 26, 2018
“That’s why some meets like the Prefontaine keep the Mile. They understand how important it is.”
By August Howell
For nearly every professional sport, there are certain numbers and statistics that are recognized as a pinnacle of achievement: Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak, Kareem...
May 21, 2018
High schooler and future Oregon Duck Brodey Hasty eyes first sub-4 minute Mile against young talented competition
EUGENE, Ore. – The Prefontaine Classic’s International Mile – born in 2010 after the meet became inundated by interest in its famous Bowerman Mile – is a world class race featuring...
May 11, 2018
Kenyans Elijah Manangoi & Timothy Cheruiyot headline field plus three fastest Milers in Pre history, topped by two-time Bowerman Mile winner Ayanleh Souleiman – whose meet record of 3:47.32 is the fastest ever on U.S. soil.
EUGENE, Ore. – The world’s top two current Milers will bring their...
June 21, 2017
“I don’t always love talking about it. It’s not a made-for-TV movie. It’s real. It’s scary.”
By Michael Powell, New York Times
EUGENE, Ore. — Gabriele Grunewald stepped onto the track as the dying light of day yielded to periwinkle evening.
She and her fellow world class runners walked...
June 09, 2017
“The biggest thing I’ve learned from them is the mindset. You always have to go hard and believe in yourself – push until the last meters.”
As he entered the back straight for the final time, with 45 seconds of agony between him and Mile history, 16-year-old Jakob Ingebrigtsen had one...
May 25, 2017
Without a doubt, though, the big, highly anticipated Mile race - Wottle vs. Pre - established this meet as the USA’s must-see outdoor invitational.
By Jesse Squire, Citius Mag
The Prefontaine Classic might not exist without Bowling Green. I am not making this up.
I ran at Bowling Green...
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 31, 2016
Sub-4 "is something you have on your resumé for the rest of your life."
By Lindsay Rossmiller, Run Blog Run
Prior to the only U.S. stop on the IAAF Diamond League in the western hemisphere, a group of former athletes familiar with Hayward Field met a block away from the Prefontaine Classic....
May 24, 2016
"Our rule of thumb is, we don't consider any prep who isn't capable of running 4 minutes." - Tom Jordan, meet director
By Doug Binder, DyeStat
Prefontaine Classic meet director Tom Jordan has always had a soft spot for high school Milers on the cusp of glory and eager to take on the the...
May 17, 2016
“For years I’ve been thinking about how it would be really cool to have a reunion to get everybody who’s run a 4 minute Mile together in the same place at the same time, and so last summer I decided I was going to do it.” - Todd Bosworth, Oregon Track Club
By Damian Foley, Around the O
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