Did you know?

On September 3, 1958, the first 4 minute Mile (4:00.0) was recorded by Great Britain’s Derek Ibbotson in a 4th place finish behind Mile legend Herb Elliott at White City in London. #NowYouKnow



My First Sub-4

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As Elle Purrier Heads to Worlds, the Hay is in the Barn

“She’s not scared of doing hard work. There’s no drama with her,...


The Navy Mile dedicates women’s elite heat to Senior Chief Shannon M. Kent

Fifth edition honors fallen heroes and Dixon Hemphill; Mile legend...


With focus & courage, Simpson seeks another World Championship medal

“To be good for this long you have to be doing just about...

Featured Athletes

Don Bowden

DOB: 08/08/36 Mile PR:
3:58.70 - 1957
Metric Mile PR:
3:46.50 - 1957

Ben Blankenship

DOB: 12/15/88 Mile PR:
3:52.51 - 2019
Metric Mile PR:
3:34.26 - 2016

Shelby Houlihan

DOB: 02/08/93 Mile PR:
4:23.0 (road) - 2016
Metric Mile PR:
3:57.34 - 2018 (#4 U.S. all-time)

Colleen Quigley

DOB: 11/20/92 Mile PR:
4:19.2 (road) - 2018
Metric Mile PR:
4:03.02 - 2018

Featured Events

5th The Navy Mile

Sun, October 6
Washington, DC

Camel City Elite Mile

Sat, February 8, 2020
Winston-Salem, NC

Manzano Mile

Sat, February 15, 2020
Austin, TX

Newport-Mesa Spirit Run Mile

Sun, March 1, 2020
Newport Beach, CA



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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.

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.

Bring Back the Mile to create a national movement for the Mile as America’s Distance,
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