Mile News


Elle Purrier St. Pierre Dominates U.S. Olympic Trials 1500m

June 21, 2021

Cory McGee, Heather MacLean also set personal records to earn Team USA berths to Tokyo

By Taylor Dutch, Runner's World

Leading wire-to-wire, Elle Purrier St. Pierre convincingly won the women’s 1500 meters at the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials on Monday in Eugene, Oregon. At the new,...

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From Farm to Fame: Elle Purrier Seeking First Olympic Berth

June 12, 2021

The Vermont native is one of only four American women to have broken 2 minutes for the 800 meters, 4 minutes for the 1500 and 15 minutes for the 5000.

By Rich Sands, TeamUSA.org

In the world of track & field, Elinor Purrier is known as the runner who was raised on a farm. She's hoping that...

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Alan Webb’s Extreme Transformation from Miler to Marathoner

June 09, 2021

Olympian and U.S. Mile record holder takes aim at Grandma's Marathon, fresh off a 1:13 half-marathon after using pandemic time to redefine his physique.

By Amby Burfoot, PodiumRunner.com

Alan Webb, the American record holder in the Mile (3:46.91 in 2007), has entered the June 19 Grandma’s...

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Yakima brings back the Downtown Mile this August

June 04, 2021

“This race is a chance for the community to come together to provide awareness and support the YWCA and its domestic violence initiatives."

By Carol Barany, Yakima Magazine

Early in the evening of May 6, 1954, after the rain clouds cleared and blustery winds finally died down, a rainbow...

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