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GNC, Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. Announce Inaugural GNC Live Well Liberty Mile

June 06, 2012

$25,000 prize purse with $4000 for each Open race champion; part of Bring Back the Mile national campaign

PITTSBURGH, Pa. –  GNC Holdings, Inc., the nation's largest specialty retailer of health, wellness and sports nutrition products, is proud to partner with Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon,...

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Making the Most of Your Mile: Music City Distance Carnival

June 01, 2012

Sub-4 at 40, shoestring budgets and supporting dreams

By Bring Back the Mile

Editor's note: Anthony Whiteman (GBR) not only won the Music City Distance Carnival Swiftwick Mile at the age of 40, but became the first Masters athlete to run a sub-4 minute Mile outdoors. Whiteman covered the...

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4 Minutes with a Miler: Brenda Martinez

May 31, 2012

Bring Back the Mile’s podcast series, 4 Minutes with a Miler, sits down with 2012 U.S. Open Mile Champion and 4:32.29 Miler, Brenda Martinez, coached by the legendary Joe Vigil. A UC Riverside grad, Martinez is a three-time NCAA All-American. The interview is hosted by Duncan Larkin with the...

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Group seeks to ‘Bring Back the Mile’

May 30, 2012

By Andrew Wagaman, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Ryan Lamppa is missing a story that he knows is out there.

Narratives of people's most memorable mile runs have arrived in his inbox. They come from pro runners who have flirted with the four-minute mark, a man who relives a full-uniform military...

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Making the Most of Your Mile: Big River Festival of Miles presented by Under Armour

May 29, 2012

Community, food and fun in St. Louis

By Bring Back the Mile

ST. LOUIS - 2012 marks the fifth Big River Festival of Miles presented by Under Armour. Taking place at St. Louis University High School on Thursday, May 31, festivities begin at 6:30pm with the GO! St. Louis Healthy Kids Mile and is...

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An Open Commentary to the Sport and Max Siegel, New USATF CEO

May 19, 2012

Let’s stop being masochists, let’s become fans again

By David Monico, Bring Back the Mile

As a track & field fan, which I define by asking my family for tickets to the 2000 Olympic Trials for Christmas as an 18-year-old, trips to NCAA Conference Championships, a paying viewer of Diamond...

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Bring Back the Mile

May 16, 2012

By Brett Hoover, Armory Track

Yesterday at a student career fair in Indianapolis, I ran into Scott Williams, an All-American and Big 10 champion while at Indiana University.

"Scott," I said. " A Columbia kid ran a 3:35 last night!"

After an ever brief pause, Williams responded, "Wow. That's...

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Honoring the first sub-four minute mile, “My most memorable mile”

May 16, 2012

By Tim Layden, Sports Illustrated

As part of his quest to restore the mile run to its proper place in track and field, Running USA's Ryan Lamppa created the website (Described here by SI's David Epstein in January). Most recently, Lamppa has asked visitors to his...

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Sir Chris Chataway Interview and the Magic Mile

May 07, 2012

The UK's MarathonTalk podcast featured a two-part interview earlier this year with Sir Chris Chataway who paced Sir Roger Bannister to the first sub-4 minute Mile in 1954. Chataway went on to have a decorated career himself breaking the World 5000m record, winning Commonwealth gold over three...

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Track Debate: Mile or 1600?

May 04, 2012

The magic of the Mile apparently will never go away, and some coaches and runners want the 1600 to change back to the Mile, which is slightly longer. 

By Steve Brand, 

In his career, Steve Scott ran a record 137 sub-4 minute Miles. Chances are, no one will ever break that mark...

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