Mile News Tagged Ryan Lamppa


Festival of Miles Hosts RRCA National 1 Mile Road Championships in Tucson

May 19, 2017

Second edition offers $3,156 prize money in the Open, Masters and Tutu Mile divisions

From Run Tucson

TUCSON – On Friday evening, May 26, the RRCA National 1 Mile Road Championships will be contested in downtown Tucson, Arizona at the Festival of Miles. The second edition features a $3,156...

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The Don Bowden Interview

April 06, 2017

I admire what Ryan Lamppa and ‘Bring Back the Mile’ are doing... We should definitely bring back the Mile and there is some impetus which would surely help track & field in this country.

By Gary Cohen, GaryCohenRunning.com

Don Bowden is the first American to run a sub-4:00 Mile which he did...

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Executive Order Establishes Mile as America’s Official Distance

April 01, 2017

President Trump’s edict officially recognizes storied distance’s embedded place in the country’s cultural DNA and history

From CNN

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (April 1, 2017) – President Donald Trump today has signed and issued Executive Order #359 that makes the Mile the official distance in America...

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Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2017 Events Announced

February 16, 2017

4th Tour edition includes 5 stops; total Tour prize purse exceeds $110,000; Grand Blue Mile opens 2017 season on Tuesday, April 25 in Des Moines; Running Warehouse’s fan engagement contest also tied to each Tour event

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Bring Back the Mile, the national campaign to elevate...

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Florida’s High Schools Will Jump and Throw in Meters

January 19, 2017

While the metric system has largely prevailed in track & field, the Bring Back the Mile campaign argues that no event in the sport carries the same mystique and appeal of history as the Mile.

By Jeré Longman, New York Times

It seems highly unlikely that the 121.92-meter home run would gain...

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The Best Mile Moments of 2016

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

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Kampf Three-Peats, Masters Wins Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2016 Titles

October 02, 2016

Grand prix tour with 6 stops awarded more than $125,000 plus $10,000 GP purse; Tour Performance-of-the-Year by Ben Blankenship & Emily Lipari; Running Warehouse’s “Pick-the-Winner” contest engaged Mile fans at every event for third edition

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – (October 2, 2016) – At the ...

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Why do Olympic runners race in the 1500 meters instead of the Mile?

August 16, 2016

"The Mile is easy to explain to non-track people... Everyone understands a fast Mile."

By Oliver Staley, qz.com

Today (August 16) in Rio, some of the world’s most talented runners will contest the 1500 meters.

That’s too bad. They should be running the Mile instead.

The 1500 meters has...

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Poston Wins, Cridebring Crushes Course Record at HOKA ONE ONE State Street Mile

June 05, 2016

Brian Duff & Kaydom smash Dog Mile course record with a 4:13 clocking; 17th edition draws event record of more than 1,200 participants; inaugural Nobbe Amputee Mile and Finish Line Festival; race proceeds go to District Attorney’s Crime Victim Emergency Fund

By Ryan Lamppa, Mile wire

SANTA...

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Could the Mile be just the thing to entice new runners?

June 02, 2016

“The Mile is so embedded in American culture, and the near-ideal fitness distance is the Mile. Ten or 15 minutes of running and people get a health and fitness benefit.”

By Colleen Schrappen, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

If running coach Ben Rosario is correct, witnessing elite Milers clock in...

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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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