September 22, 2023
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.
April 25, 2023
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...
April 11, 2023
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...
September 11, 2022
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...
July 02, 2022
Donaghu edges Camarena for women’s crown; 8 men sub-4 minutes; $35,000 in prize money awarded
Race summary from Yakima Herald-Republic & BBTM
YAKIMA, Wash. – For the third consecutive event, the Downtown Yakima Mile produced the fastest Mile on Washington soil. This time, Sam Prakel, who...
December 30, 2021
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...
August 28, 2021
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...
May 23, 2021
"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...
April 02, 2021
Whoever shows up on the starting line at Hayward Field, rest assured the guys will put on a great show at the U.S. Olympic Trials
By Jeff Hollobaugh, Track & Field News
It's not outlandish to project that one of the most-anticipated events at June’s U.S. Olympic Trials will be the men’s 1500....
March 23, 2021
Prakel, Lipari to defend titles in Des Moines on Wednesday, April 21; $15,000 prize purse available
From Drake Relays
Once again, Des Moines will host the USA Track & Field (USATF) 1 Mile Road Championships presented by Toyota, with some of the world's most elite runners competing for a...
December 22, 2020
Longstanding women’s U.S. indoor Mile record shattered; 11th U.S. high schooler sub-4; two outdoor Masters age group world records; COVID-19 causes cancelled events, limited racing year
By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile
The main storyline of 2020 was obviously the COVID-19 pandemic and its...
August 29, 2020
Three men go sub-4; Lipari sets national championship record
Report from USATF
DES MOINES, Iowa – At a rare 2020 USA Championship, thanks to the Drake Blue Oval Showcase presented by Mediacom, Sam Prakel and Emily Lipari won USATF 1 Mile Road Championship crowns, clocking 3 minutes, 58.3...
August 21, 2020
Drake Blue Oval Showcase presented by Mediacom hosts title tilt with stadium finish; $10,000 prize purse
From Drake Relays
Despite a four-month postponement, Des Moines will reprise its role as the host of the USA Track & Field 1 Mile Road Championship when the nation's best Milers compete...
September 08, 2019
In thrilling finishes, Jenny Simpson breaks event record by clocking 4:16.1 to edge Elinor Purrier, while Willis wins in photo-finish over Chris O’Hare & Sam Prakel; event & world record 9,275 participants raced across the 24 heats at the world’s most iconic road Mile
NEW YORK –...
March 04, 2019
Ethiopian breaks legend Hicham El Guerrouj's 22-year-old record; American Johnny Gregorek runner-up also sub-3:50
Ethiopia's Yomif Kejelcha smashed the world indoor record for the Mile, clocking 3:47.01 at the Bruce Lehane Invitational in Boston, Massachusetts, on Sunday afternoon,...
March 07, 2018
“You run a time and you think, ‘I could go faster.’ So, I think it’s always going to be a challenge, and I think I am always going to challenge myself to run it faster.”
By Maggie Vanoni, Daily Emerald
At the Columbia Challenge in New York last month, Oregon redshirt sophomore Mick Stanovsek...
February 24, 2018
"I missed the big goal outdoors and that is something I'm still bummed about. Hopefully, I can make up for that this year."
By Ken Goe, The Oregonian
EUGENE - Oregon senior Sam Prakel figures to be a contender in the Mile at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in two weeks in College...