Mile News


European champion Laura Muir to run the Vitality Westminster Mile

April 02, 2019

Scottish star returns to the world's largest Mile road race slated for Sunday, May 26 in the heart of London

Laura Muir will begin a summer season, which she hopes will end in World Championships glory, at the Vitality Westminster Mile.

The Scottish middle-distance star, who won two gold...

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Virginia Mason Memorial Downtown Yakima Mile launched

March 27, 2019

Inaugural road race, set for Saturday, June 8, offers $25,000 prize purse; also second stop on the BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2019

By Mai Hoang, Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Two Yakima natives and former college track competitors will bring a new Mile road race to town in June with more...

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Grand Blue Mile Opens BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2019

March 26, 2019

6th Tour edition presented by Running Warehouse showcases 5 leading U.S. Mile races and top Mile athletes; total Tour prize purse exceeds $110,000

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Bring Back the Mile, the national campaign to elevate & celebrate the iconic distance, has announced the 6th edition of its...

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National Road Championships return to Grand Blue Mile

March 24, 2019

Defending champions Riley Masters, Emily Lipari headline 10th event edition in Des Moines; $30,000 overall prize purse to be awarded

Grand Blue Mile (GBM) officials from Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Drake Relays announced the national Mile road championships will be returning in 2019...

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