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Long Island Mile Record Could Go Down at HOKA ONE ONE Long Island Mile

August 31, 2015

The inaugural event will take place on Wednesday, September 9; men's elite field features several sub-4 Milers including the event's organizer Kyle Merber.

By Paige McAtee, Patch

Local runners are set to toe the line at a meet that’s looking to have elite athletes race to break the Long Island Mile record.

A sub-4 minute Mile is an impressive and coveted athletic feat that has even been the inspiration for a few movies.

The fastest Mile ever run on Long Island was a time of 3 minutes and 53.39 seconds by Noureddine Morceli of Algeria in 1993.

After about 17 years, Dix Hills native and professional runner Kyle Merber decided he wanted to change the running history of Long Island.

He organized, and will run in, the HOKA ONE ONE Long Island Mile, a race at St. Anthony’s High School track for runners of all ability levels, including elite men and women.

Merber, whose personal track best in the Mile is 3:54.7, answered a Q&A for Patch that can be found at the bottom of the article. He talks about this race, his running history and his favorite places to run on Long Island.

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