BBTM April Fools: A Tradition

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Mile News Tagged April Fools


Executive Order Establishes Mile as America’s Official Distance

April 01, 2017

President Trump’s edict officially recognizes storied distance’s embedded place in the country’s cultural DNA and history

From CNN

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (April 1, 2017) – President Donald Trump today has signed and issued Executive Order #359 that makes the Mile the official distance in America...

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The Patrón 4-Shot Mile Tour 2016 Announced

April 01, 2016

Four city tour includes Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago and Las Vegas; $1 million prize purse plus $1 million bonus for 4-stop, 4-shot champions; live broadcast on Netflix; 4-laps, 4-shots, 1 staggering champion!

By Kari Nation, TMZ.com

LOS ANGELES – (April 1, 2016) – In response to the...

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April is the foolest month…and spotting the spoofs is not always straightforward

April 02, 2015

Just for a fleeting second...the story put out yesterday by Bring Back the Mile had me expostulating.

By Mike Rowbottom, Inside the Games

I like to think I would have spotted the one about the Olympic Games being replaced by the Hunger Games.

Likewise the story which appeared in the media...

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USATF’s Hightower Bans the Mile in America

April 01, 2015

Bring Back the Mile calls decision by USATF President “misguided, undemocratic” and asks its supporters to fight the ban and to use hashtag #StopSteph.

By Ian Stewart IV, Associated Press

NEW YORK – (April 1, 2015) – Outgoing USA Track & Field President Stephanie Hightower has banned the...

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Bring Back the Mile Rejects Facebook Buyout

April 01, 2014

$359.4 million offer declined by BBTM because “the Mile is worth more, way more.”

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Bring Back the Mile, the national campaign to elevate and celebrate the storied distance, has confirmed its rejection of a $359.4 million buyout offer by Facebook. TechCrunch amongst other...

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The Mile Bridges Partisan Divide as Rival Super PACs Partner

April 01, 2013

George Soros, Karl Rove find common ground with $1 million pledge to Bring Back the Mile

NEW YORK – (April 1, 2013) – Forget the sequester, the big news out of Washington, DC is an unprecedented partnership between political opposites George Soros and Karl Rove and their respective Super PACs...

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IOC Drops 1500 for Mile as Marquee Track Event

April 01, 2012

Special emergency meeting approves Mile for 2012 London Olympic track & field schedule

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – (April 1, 2012) – In an unprecedented emergency meeting and vote, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has dropped the 1500 meters for the Mile as an Olympic track event effective...

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

ELEVATE
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.

CELEBRATE
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.

NATIONAL MOVEMENT
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.

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