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Bring Back the Mile Launches “4 Minutes with a Miler”

March 22, 2012

New podcast series kicks off with U.S. Olympian Leo Manzano

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – (March 22, 2012) – Bring Back the Mile’s new podcast series, 4 Minutes with a Miler, launches today featuring 2008 U.S. Olympian and 3:50.64 Miler, Leo Manzano. A unique format, 4 Minutes with a Miler will share...

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2012 High School Indoor Mile - Hot, Hot, Hot!

March 13, 2012

2012 Indoor Season one of the fastest on record
By Bring Back the Mile

Across the country the Mile heated up during the 2012 High School Indoor season. According to ESPN / Dyestat's Elite Rankings, which go back to 1999, it was in fact one of the fastest years with the most girls running...

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Bring Back the Mile Launches Calendar

March 07, 2012

On-line Mile calendar includes free and featured events for the storied distance

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – (March 7, 2012) – Bring Back the Mile has announced that its calendar is now available on-line at bringbackthemile.com. The comprehensive, searchable BBTM Calendar will include featured Mile...

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Should Michigan ‘Bring Back the Mile’ to high school track competition?

March 05, 2012

"Even though it is not my primary distance, it is still a goal of mine to break 4 minutes."  - Dathan Ritzenhein

By Cory Olsen, Grand Rapids Press

If it were up to Ryan Lamppa, everyone would be able to run a mile. Well, not just a mile, The Mile.

Since the early 1980s when metric took over...

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American Rebels: Massachusetts’ Proud History with the High School Mile

February 21, 2012

Only U.S. state to still embrace and keep the Mile at high school level including at its State Meet; "The Mile is part of who we are.”

By Duncan Larkin, Bring Back the Mile

Ever since that first historical “shot heard around the world” at the Battle of Lexington in 1775, the state of...

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Massachusetts Stands Alone for High School Mile

February 21, 2012

Only U.S. state to keep the Mile at high school level including at its State Meet thanks to the vision of Bob McIntyre; state federation petition drive at bringbackthemile.com

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – (February 21, 2012) – Massachusetts is known as a revolutionary state. Think Boston Tea Party,...

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Group seeks higher profile for the Mile

February 15, 2012

"Here's a mark that transcends sports. It's something that's so embedded in our culture and other cultures that it's often referenced outside the sport."

By Eddie Pells, AP National Writer

It's the race that cemented Roger Bannister's name into history and the distance that everyday runners...

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An Open Love Letter to the Mile

February 14, 2012

Dear Mile:

You were our First Love from the first time that we set eyes on your classic beauty & rich history; it's been a wonderful 140-plus years together. From the time Edward Merritt (USA) ran 4:43.8 in 1877 to Great Britian's Sir Roger Bannister's ground breaking, and now iconic, first...

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They’re going the distance to bring back the mile

February 10, 2012

By Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times

There can’t be a better day than the 50th anniversary of the first sub-four-minute indoor mile to note the formation of a group dedicated to restoring the mile as a competitive event in this increasingly metric world.

On Feb. 10, 1962 Jim Beatty added to...

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Mile Maven Seeks to Restore Event’s Onetime Magic

February 09, 2012

Backers say the distance resonates with Americans
By Don Norcross, San Diego Tribune

Santa Barbara City College’s track sits across the street from the Pacific Ocean’s sand-dappled coastline, so maybe it was the stunning setting that moved Ryan Lamppa two years ago.

Or maybe his workout...

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