Mile News

Griffith, Hillhouse go 1-2, sub-4 in High School-only Mile race

June 16, 2024

Engelhardt repeats as Mile champion at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor

By Erik Boal, DyeStat Editor

PHILADELPHIA – For every opportunity that Drew Griffith has taken complete advantage of during his senior year at Butler Area High, including a Foot Locker cross country national title, a win...

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First Allie Zealand, then Sadie Engelhardt, run record-breaking Mile races in St. Louis

May 31, 2024

Drew Griffith clocks 3:57.72 Mile as 22nd U.S. boy sub-4 and #5 outdoors all-time, #6 overall

By Keenan Gray of DyeStat

ST. LOUIS – It may have been one of the most exciting 15 minutes in the history of high school distance running on May 30.

All Sadie Engelhardt could do was watch from the...

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Kerr claims Bowerman Mile crown

May 25, 2024

“I felt very strong through the first (kilometer) and I was like, you know what, it’s time to press and push and see what these guys have got."; nine men sub-3:50

By Andrew Greif for World Athletics

EUGENE, Ore. - In perhaps the most anticipated race at the Prefontaine Classic, World 1500m...

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Elle St. Pierre is faster than ever after having her son

May 12, 2024

Middle-distance star runner has set multiple American records this year before her son Ivan even turned 1; eyes return to Olympics in Paris

By Julie Mazziotta, PEOPLE

Moments after Elle St. Pierre sprinted to a World Indoor Championship gold medal in the 3000m on March 2, setting an American...

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What makes the Mile so special?

May 07, 2024

"I wanted to be part of its history, to break the world record. If you want to be one of the great runners, you must be part of this Mile history."

By Chris Turner for World Athletics Heritage

The Mile distance has captured the sporting imagination. Miracle Mile, Mile of the Century, Dream...

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Sub-4 fever as the ultimate milestone approaches

April 30, 2024

Oxford is the place to be next Monday for the 70th anniversary celebration of Roger Bannister’s iconic, historic 3:59.4 Mile

By Jason Henderson, Athletics Weekly

Monday, May 6 marks one of the most important anniversaries in the sport. It will be 70 years since Roger Bannister became the...

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Wanyonyi runs road Mile world record

April 27, 2024

Previous world record holder Hobbs Kessler finishes second

From World Athletics

HERZOGENAURACH - World 800m silver medalist Emmanuel Wanyonyi stepped up to the Mile in style, breaking the road Mile world record with 3:54.56 clocking at the Road to Records adidas event on Saturday in Germany.

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Ciattei, McArthur claim USA titles at Grand Blue Mile

April 23, 2024

Men's repeat champion crushes course record, just misses road Mile world record; women's champion celebrates debut road Mile

Contributed by Keenan Gray for USATF

DES MOINES, Iowa – Vincent Ciattei set out for redemption, while Rachel McArthur was there to prove her worth at the 15th Grand...

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Engelhardt records fastest U.S. high school-only girls Mile at Mt. SAC Relays

April 19, 2024

California prep star has sights set on sub-4:30 Mile

By Pete Marshall for DyeStat

WALNUT, Calif. – Ventura High of California junior Sadie Engelhardt is an attraction at any meet in which she competes.

And she sets out to break not just personal records, but meet and national all-time marks...

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Elite Fields set for USATF 1 Mile Road Championships at the Grand Blue Mile

April 17, 2024

Past national champions Ciattei, Lipari, Smith headline in the title and $25,000 prize money chase in downtown Des Moines on World Record Way

From Drake Relays

DES MOINES, Iowa – The USA Track & Field 1 Mile Road Championships, hosted as part of the Grand Blue Mile presented by Wellmark Blue...

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