Mile News


Aquinas grad and two-time U.S. Olympian Dick Buerkle dies at age 72

June 22, 2020

The story of his performance at Maryland in 1978 when he set the indoor Mile world record was the stuff of legend.

By Sal Maiorana, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

Rochester native Dick Buerkle, who at one time held the world indoor Mile recorde and twice qualified for the United States...

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Falmouth Road Race, Inc. Awards Scholarships to 47 Recent Falmouth Graduates

June 18, 2020

Tommy Cochary High School Mile 2020, part of Falmouth Track Festival, cancelled due to COVID-19

FALMOUTH, Mass. – Falmouth Road Race, Inc. has awarded 47 scholarships, totaling $70,000, to 2020 high school graduates who reside in Falmouth and will be starting college in the fall. The...

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Oregon Mile Legend & Olympian Jim Grelle Passes Away

June 16, 2020

"My father had a 'laser focus'. He was humble, gracious, gregarious and he took what he had from running and used it in his life. There was this balance of instruction and a quiet voice."

By Peter John L. Thompson

The world of Track & Field Athletics is deeply saddened by the news that...

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State Street Mile 2020 Goes Virtual

June 08, 2020

Event proceeds go to the Santa Barbara District Attorney’s Crime Victim Emergency Fund

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the State Street Mile will celebrate its 21st running as a virtual race from Wednesday, June 10 to Sunday, July 5. Known as the “Fastest, Funnest Mile...

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