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Registration for the 2021 Virtual Grand Blue Mile now open

February 26, 2021

Complete Your Race - Your Pace - Your Place between April 17 and 25, 2021; an entry fee of just $10 includes bib and GBM event shirt

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Registration has opened for the 2021 Grand Blue Mile presented by Wellmark® Blue Cross® and Blue Shield®. Officials from Wellmark and the...

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Craig Engels: Full speed to the U.S. Olympic Trials 1500

February 23, 2021

"I do know I have to be ready for a 3:29 1500 if I want to be in medal contention at the Olympics. So we’ve been just mentally getting ready, doing a lot of workouts that are going to help with that.”

By Sieg Lindstrom, Track & Field News

You think you're pining for the U.S. Olympic Trials?...

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Meet rising star Heather MacLean

February 16, 2021

“Running with this group, she’s taken it up a level. She knows she belongs. She knows with a lap to go she’s going to be there."

By Sarah Lorge Butler, Runner's World

Ask Heather MacLean, who is an 800 meter / 1500 meter / Mile specialist, which event is her favorite, and she’ll tell you it’s...

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Ben Blankenship: “I’m a man of The Mile”

February 14, 2021

"I have always said, I’d rather run the hardest race right away than pick my way through it. I’ve always kinda liked to run those gauntlets and kind of find myself in the harder heats if possible.”

By Sieg Lindstrom, Track & Field News

“I wake up every morning and remind myself: ‘I don’t have...

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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.

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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.

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