The Mile Returns
Glenn D. Loucks Games drops the 1600 for the Mile; Craig Masback to be honored at 46th edition
By Brett Hoover, Armory Track
It is fitting that the year organizers of the Glenn D. Loucks Games are honoring White Plains High graduate Craig Masback is the same year that they bring back the Mile.
In January, the Games posted:
The Saturday morning 1600 meters (is) being changed back to its original distance, the One Mile Run. Our hope is that we can better attract more of the nation's elite runners. Eventually we hope that The Loucks Mile will be mentioned in the same breath as the Millrose and Penn Relays Miles.
Of course, Masback was a standout Miler, breaking the four-minute barrier 30 times in his career, including a personal-best 3:52.02 in 1979. Having covered track & field on television and serving as the executive director of USA Track & Field, Masback has returned to Nike as a VP for Sports Marketing. He will be honored during Saturday's opening ceremonies.
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