Mile News

BYU runner to attempt Mile record at upcoming meet

April 24, 2012

By Taylor Wilson, Deseret News

PROVO, Utah – Senior Miles Batty will attempt to become just the second runner in history to complete a sub-4 minute Mile in the state of Utah on Saturday at 1:45pm MT at the annual BYU Robison Invitational.

Batty will attempt to join Olympian Doug Padilla on the short list of runners to finish a Mile in under 4 minutes in the state of Utah. Padilla is currently the only member of that elite group.

Padilla ran the Mile in 3:57.83 on May 21, 1983, on the BYU outdoor track. His feat has remained unmatched for nearly 29 years. Batty hopes to join Padilla on the Utah sub-4 list and will look to break Padilla’s Utah Mile record.

The Mile, along with all other events, will be contested at the Clarence F. Robison Track & Field Complex. A full schedule of events is available at

See complete article at

Tags: miles batty (11) , doug padilla (2) , byu robison invitational (2)

Facebook Comments

Return the Mile to prominence on the American & worldwide sports and cultural landscape by elevating and celebrating the Mile to create a movement.

Bring Back the Mile as the premier event in the sport, and increase interest in and media coverage of the Mile for both those who love the distance as well as the general public.

Bring Back the Mile to celebrate the storied distance and to recognize the people who made and make the Mile great and to promote Mile events and the next generation of U.S. Milers.

Bring Back the Mile to create a national movement for the Mile as America’s Distance,
to inspire Americans to run the Mile as part of their fitness program and to replace the 1600 meters at High School State Track & Field Meets across the country.

Become a Mile Maniac member or a BBTM sponsor today! Join us, and go Mile!

Join Us

Thanks for joining the movement and being a Mile Maniac. We'll keep you up to-date with our Mile wires as well as exclusive contests and opportunities. Help us spread the word by sharing our site and joining us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!