Mile News Tagged Ryan Lamppa


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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The Navy Mile Joins Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2016

April 12, 2016

Second event edition will be the sixth and final stop of the Tour 2016 featuring a total prize purse exceeding $120,000; Medtronic TC 1 Mile next stop on May 12

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Bring Back the Mile, the national campaign to elevate and celebrate the storied distance, has announced that...

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The Patrón 4-Shot Mile Tour 2016 Announced

April 01, 2016

Four city tour includes Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago and Las Vegas; $1 million prize purse plus $1 million bonus for 4-stop, 4-shot champions; live broadcast on Netflix; 4-laps, 4-shots, 1 staggering champion!

By Kari Nation, TMZ.com

LOS ANGELES – (April 1, 2016) – In response to the...

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Run Tucson Announces Inaugural “Friday Night Festival of Miles”

March 22, 2016

Tucson Tutu Mile and RRCA Arizona State Championship Mile on May 27 part of 10th Anniversary of TMC Meet Me Downtown 5K Night Run and Walk and Bring Back the Mile Featured Event 2016

From Run Tucson

Run Tucson and the Southern Arizona Roadrunners are pleased to announce a full weekend of...

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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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