August 08, 2015
In a time when the sport seeks to find a return to prominence, a small meet in North Carolina provided a glimpse of what the future of American track & field can look like.
By Christopher Chavez, Sports Illustrated
The community races kicked off at 8:00pm and more than 2,000 fans were already...
August 05, 2015
“Where we can't compete in prize purse, we make up for in southern hospitality. We want fans and athletes to interact with no pretense.”- Pat Price
By Kevin Liao, Sporting News
Participation in high school track and field is at an all-time high, according to the National Federation of State...
July 10, 2015
Men’s race will feature one-of-a-kind “North Carolina vs. The USA” Mile at Meredith College track on Friday, August 7
From Sir Walter Running
Last August, Raleigh saw something it had not seen in 40 years: a sub-4 minute Mile. Nearly 1,000 people lined the Meredith College track and witnessed...
May 08, 2015
Second edition will feature a one-of-kind “North Carolina vs. The World” Mile; also "Pop Up Miles” will take place Tuesdays in June
From Sir Walter Running
Three months from today, the Sir Walter Miler will ride again. The 2015 edition of the Sir Walter Miler will take place on Friday, August...
August 09, 2014
"It was the best event I have ever been to as a track athlete.” - Ford Palmer, winner of inaugural Men's Elite Sir Walter Miler
The winner of the inaugural Sir Walter Miler - a Bring Back the Mile Featured Event - was first-time sub-4 Miler Ford Palmer of NJ*NY Track Club, the...
August 07, 2014
With 1,000 fans screaming, clapping, and slamming their hands on the track, yelling "GET IT, GET IT, GET IT!"
By Donnie Cowart
The Early Years
I can trace my thoughts about a sub-4 minute Mile all the way back to middle school. Just starting my running career, I had no idea the challenge and...
August 04, 2014
Heidi Gregson clocks 4:34.05, the fastest women's time in North Carolina history
By Pat Price
RALEIGH, N.C. – On Friday night, August 1st, nearly 1,000 spectators lined the Meredith College track and stood atop the grass embankment to watch New Jersey-New York Track Club’s Ford Palmer run the...
July 30, 2014
Bring Back the Mile Featured Event; both fields compete for a $4000 guaranteed prize purse
From Sir Walter Miler
RALEIGH, N.C. – The fields are set for the Sir Walter Miler this Friday night, August 1st, at the Meredith College Track. The night includes three mile races and a pre and post...
July 25, 2014
Sandy Roberts: “And I hope to be a part of history and a real exclusive club.”
By Clare Myers, North Raleigh News
RALEIGH — When Sandy Roberts came close to running a sub-4 minute Mile last August, he admits he was a bit disappointed.
“I would’ve liked to be at or closer to four minutes,”...
June 30, 2014
Matthew Elliott first announced top Miler; community track event to feature Women’s Sub-4.5 and Men’s Sub-4 Challenges
RALEIGH, N.C. – The inaugural Sir Walter Miler will take place on Friday, August 1, 2014 at the Meredith College Track. The event will start at 9:00pm. The event is building on...
August 08, 2013
“On the last lap, I couldn’t get the turnover I needed.”
By Wade Rupard, News & Observer
RALEIGH — Hundreds of supporters lined Lane 3 at Cardinal Gibbons High School’s track to cheer on Sandy Roberts as he attempted a sub-4 minute Mile.
Through three of the four laps, Roberts was just over...