Record event prize money awarded; record four U.S. high schoolers sub-4 in same race; Nuguse blasts U.S. indoor & outdoor Mile records; Kipyegon shatters women’s outdoor Mile record, Hiltz U.S. record; official road Mile world records recognized, inaugural road Mile World Championship and more!... Read More comments
The inaugural records were set at the 2023 Grand Blue Mile in Des Moines, Iowa
From World Athletics
The winning times from this year’s USA Road Mile Championships – 4:27.97 for Nikki Hiltz and 4:01.21 for Sam Prakel – have been ratified as the inaugural world records for the road Mile.
The...Read More comments
NBC to broadcast race 1-hour live nationally; USATF.TV to stream event internationally; $32,000 pro prize purse available
NEW YORK – World champion Josh Kerr, U.S. Olympian Elle St. Pierre and American Mile record holder Nikki Hiltz will headline a world class professional athlete...Read More comments
The first Kenyan to set the Mile world record; 7 national records as well as all 13 finishers clocked personal records in Monaco
Nicole Jeffery for World Athletics
Was it ever in doubt?
Faith Kipyegon continued to plunder the most revered middle distance marks in the sport, setting her...Read More comments
Hiltz sets event and USA Championship records at Grand Blue Mile; $27,500 prize purse awarded
DES MOINES – It was an evening of big finishes in Des Moines on Tuesday evening, as Nikki Hiltz and Sam Prakel kicked to victory at the USATF 1 Mile Road Championships hosted by the 14th...Read More comments
Grand Blue Mile hosts national title tilt for seventh straight year; $25,000 prize purse with $5000 for each national champion
From Drake Relays
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The USA Track & Field 1 Mile Road Championships, hosted as part of the Grand Blue Mile presented by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue...Read More comments
“This will be my first time racing at the Millrose Games, so I am really excited as it has been a competition that I have wanted to do for a long time. I have very fond memories of racing in the City, and I cannot wait to return and tackle the same distance indoors.”
From Millrose Games
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Nick Willis’ record 20th consecutive year sub-4, annual record of first U.S. sub-4 shattered, annual record of U.S. high school sub-4s (5 individuals, 7 times), event prize money increases 34%, official road Mile world championship & world record category announced and more!
By Ryan Lamppa,...Read More comments
Record 21 men sub-4 minutes and 18 women sub-4:30; NYPD Running Club and charity runners participate in 9/11 Memorial Mile; more than 8,500 finishers at world’s largest, most iconic road Mile
NEW YORK – Olympians and World Championships medalists Jake Wightman and Laura Muir led a...Read More comments
Scaroni, Romanchuk Wheelchair champions; Everett, Reilly Tommy Cochary High School Mile titlists; six men go sub-4; $27,000 in prize money awarded
From Falmouth Road Race
FALMOUTH, Mass. – The present and the future of middle distance running put on a show at the 26th running of the Falmouth...Read More comments
Each champion also earns $5000 bonus for North Carolina state record; 12 men go sub-4
From Sir Walter Running
RALEIGH, NC - On a warm, humid summer Friday night with a loud crowd at the 8th Sir Walter Miler, athletes had extra incentive to go after the North Carolina state Mile records held...Read More comments
Downtown Pittsburgh’s only evening road race draws more than 1,000 participants and awards $27,600 in prize money
PITTSBURGH – At the 11th Fleet Feet Liberty Mile on a warm Friday evening in downtown Pittsburgh, the pro races ended in two thrilling finishes as Vincent Ciattei of...Read More comments
Nick Willis’ record 19th consecutive year sub-4, Hobbs Kessler – 12th U.S. high schooler sub-4 – sets prep indoor Mile record, two more father-son sub-4 combo club members and NCAA Indoor champion Cole Hocker leads youth charge highlight another pandemic year
By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile...Read More comments
At 40th edition, nearly 4,000 finishers in 20 heats run, including FDNY / NYPD heat, on 20th anniversary weekend of 9/11; prize purse of $34,000 awarded
NEW YORK - Tokyo Olympians Jake Wightman and Jemma Reekie led a British sweep of the professional athlete races at the 40th...Read More comments
Women’s race champion clocks fastest Mile on Washington state soil to collect $5000 bonus
Race reports by Scott Spruill & Luke Thompson, Yakima Herald-Republic & BBTM
YAKIMA, Wash. – Reaching North First Street, Nikki Hiltz knew it was time to go. Or very likely lose.
So when the road Mile...Read More comments
"Felt great to be able to close down the last 400, and finish with some confidence 4 weeks out from Trials."
WATERTOWN, Mass. - The 2021 adidas Boost Boston Games kicked off with middle distance action Sunday morning at Watertown outside the city center. The nation’s fastest high schoolers...Read More comments
“I’m definitely now very driven to just kind of do it all over again, make the Olympic team and then make the final of the Olympics."
By Sieg Lindstrom, Track & Field News
What a difference a year can make. That’s true by the truckload when 2019 and ’20 are the benchmarks and Miler Nikki...Read More comments
German Olympian to face formidable field including American stars Elinor Purrier & Nikki Hiltz and Canadian Gabriela DeBues-Stafford at The Armory; live national NBC broadcast
NEW YORK – Defending champion and World Championship medalist Konstanze Klosterhalfen of Germany, 2018 NCAA...Read More comments
Her chance to make the Tokyo Olympics is solid, but it’s Hiltz’s commitment to staying true to herself from now on that will lead her to the happiest finish lines.
By Erin Strout, Women's Running
It wasn’t until she came out to her family in 2016 that Nikki Hiltz, now 25, started running at...Read More comments
Longstanding indoor and outdoor Mile world records broken; Herrera & Kampf BBTM Grand Prix Tour champions and more BBTM Effect!
By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile
The Bring Back the Mile campaign was launched in January 2012 to elevate & celebrate the storied distance, and over the past 8...Read More comments
Four Mile maniacs also win Tour presenting sponsor Running Warehouse $50 gift cards and BBTM swag
Bring Back the Mile, the campaign to elevate & celebrate the iconic distance, has announced the BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2019 two "Best Moments" winners per gender. Click on the athlete name below for...Read More comments
“When my career is over and all said and done, I want to be remembered as more than just a good athlete. I believe this motivates me to run faster. The faster I run the more people I’m going to reach and the more lives I can potentially change.”
By Dave Hunter, Track & Field News
Last year,...Read More comments
Aptos High alum victorious in first international race in Lima, Peru
By Julie Jag, Santa Cruz Sentinel
It turns out that Nikki Hiltz runs just as fast on international soil as she does at home.
Hiltz of Aptos cruised to victory in the 1500 meters at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, on...Read More comments
At Grand Blue Mile, event and championship record for Hiltz, men's photo finish; $27,500 prize purse awarded; also first stop on BBTM Grand Prix Tour presented by Running Warehouse
Contributed by Scott Bush, USATF, and Drake Athletic Communications
DES MOINES, Iowa – Deep fields led to...Read More comments
“I think the crowd brought me home and it was a super close finish."
By Juan Reyes, Register-Pajaronian
Nikki Hiltz made her first-ever trip to Boston to compete at the Boston Athletic Association Invitational Mile last Saturday and did what she’s been doing throughout her prestigious running...Read More comments
“How you deal with the low days determines your success in this sport. It makes you who you are.”
From Runner's World / adidas
Every runner knows that you stand on the podium alone, but getting there takes support. Nikki Hiltz aspires to stand there one day as a top-3 American Miler, but the...Read More comments
Dan Gruber raises generations of Milers on the Central California Coast
By Jon Gugala, Bring Back the Mile contributing writer
EDITOR'S NOTE: On June 3, junior Nikki Hiltz won the California State Meet at 1600 meters. Jon Gugala spoke to Hiltz shortly after who commented that "it was the best...Read More comments