Did you know?

On May 19, 1934, World War II hero Louis Zamperini set the ratified U.S. high school Mile record of 4:21.2, winning the Southern California Track & Field Championship at the LA Memorial Coliseum. His ratified HS Mile record lasted 19 years, nearly “unbroken”. #wow...



Bowerman Mile again draws the best of the Best

Past race champions, Olympic medalists, world champions and rising...


Gary Martin runs sub-4 minute Mile at the Philadelphia Catholic League Championships

“I mean that was the big one, 4 minutes, that’s a big barrier for a...


Gary Martin has Olympic dreams after running a sub-4 Mile

“It’s not like I went into high school thinking I would break 4...


Leather ‘heralded at last’ with Heritage Plaque in Birmingham

Pioneer, Olympian honored where she recorded the first sub-5 minute...

Featured Athletes

Helen Schlachtenhaufen

DOB: 03/14/95 Mile PR:
4:27.09 – 2018
Metric Mile PR:
4:01.09 – 2021

Dani Jones

DOB: 08/21/96 Mile PR:
4:23.33 - 2020
Metric Mile PR:
4:04.26 - 2021

Cole Hocker

DOB: 06/06/01 Mile PR:
3:50.35 (indoors) – 2022
Metric Mile PR:
3:31.40 – 2021

Louis Zamperini

DOB: 01/26/17 Mile PR:
4:07.9 (indoors) - 1940
Metric Mile PR:
3:52.6 - 1939

Featured Events

State Street Mile

Sun, June 5
Santa Barbara, CA

Downtown Yakima Mile

Sat, July 2
Yakima, WA

Guardian Mile

Sat, July 23
Cleveland, OH

The Mile High Mile

Sat, August 13
Lafayette, CO



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