Mile News


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

September 15, 2019

Fifth edition honors fallen heroes and Dixon Hemphill; Mile legend Jim Ryun guest of honor; BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2019 finale

From The Navy Mile

Continuing its tradition to honor fallen heroes, the 5th Navy Mile on Pennsylvania Avenue will dedicate the women’s elite heat to Senior Chief...

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My First Sub-4

September 12, 2019

For me, all that training paid off on a cool evening August 10, 1966 when I became the 19th American and first Texan to run a sub-4 minute Mile.

By Ricardo Romo

Fifty-three years ago, I became the first Texan to run a Mile under 4 minutes. What I didn’t know at the time was that only 18...

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

September 10, 2019

“She’s not scared of doing hard work. There’s no drama with her, you know? She’s like, ‘What are we doing today?’ You tell her what we’re doing. And she just does it."

By Sarah Lorge Butler, Runner's World

In the past three months, Elinor Purrier has set PRs in the 800, 1500, Mile and 5000...

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Veterans Simpson, Willis champions again at New Balance 5th Avenue Mile on record-setting day

September 08, 2019

In thrilling finishes, Jenny Simpson breaks event record by clocking 4:16.1 to edge Elinor Purrier, while Willis wins in photo-finish over Chris O’Hare & Sam Prakel; event & world record 9,275 participants raced across the 24 heats at the world’s most iconic road Mile

From NYRR

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