Mile News


Fleet Feet Liberty Mile, Downtown Pittsburgh’s Only Nighttime Road Race, Returns on July 24

March 13, 2020

With a variety of Mile races for participants to choose from, the race has been named one of the “Most Iconic American Races” by Runner’s World; $28,000 prize purse

From P3R

PITTSBURGH – The Fleet Feet Liberty Mile, downtown Pittsburgh’s only nighttime road race, will return on Friday, July...

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Willis keeps Olympic hopes on track

March 12, 2020

"Today I was looking at qualifying for the Olympics and there is a lot of bonus points for running at nationals."

From Otago Daily Times

Double Olympic 1500m medalist Nick Willis provided a thrilling climax to the New Zealand Championships in Christchurch last Sunday, holding off...

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Can short bouts of running lengthen lives?

March 11, 2020

British study found that any amount of running is better than no running... and running pace and distance didn’t matter

By Marwa A. Ahmed, MD, MS, Harvard Health Publishing

Working hard and feeling like you don’t have any time to exercise? Well, the reality is we all have time. If you’re...

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Bowden to Enter Pac-12 Hall of Honor

March 09, 2020

Cal track star & 1956 Olympian was first American to run sub-4 minute Mile

By Cal Athletics

SAN FRANCISCO – Former Cal track great and first American to run a sub-4 minute Mile, Don Bowden will be inducted into the Pac-12 Hall of Honor at the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament in Las Vegas on...

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