Mile News

Brief Chat: Andrew Wheating’s Next Moves

May 25, 2012

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

EUGENE, Ore. - Andrew Wheating, a 2008 Olympic 800-meter runner while still a University of Oregon undergraduate, will compete at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, probably in the Bowerman Mile on Saturday, June 2 but possibly in the International Mile on...

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Oslo’s ‘Dream Mile’ fields announced – Samsung Diamond League

May 25, 2012


OSLO, Norway – Once again a strong focus at the ExxonMobil Bislett Games on 7 June will be the traditional "Dream Mile" when the Samsung Diamond League series lands in Oslo for its fifth stop of 2012.

The event’s list of winners reflects the recent history of middle distance...

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May 26 - June 3 Mile Guide

May 25, 2012

By Bring Back the Mile

In a special Memorial Day edition of the Mile Guide we prepare you for the next eight days in the calendar taking you through some good 'ol mid-west Mile fun, one big 'ol international Mile in TrackTown and Mile events right in our own back yard.

Beginning on Saturday,...

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ESPN’s Colin Cowherd Sub-6:30 Mile Challenge #HerdMile

May 24, 2012


The forces of nature were against him. The forces of ESPN were likewise aligned like a brick wall at the finish line. They came to Fontana Field at Southington (Conn.) High School not to praise Colin Cowherd, but to bury him and his claim he could run an under-6 minute, 30-second Mile.

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