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Prakel defends Downtown Yakima Mile title with fastest time on Washington soil

July 02, 2022

Donaghu edges Camarena for women’s crown; 8 men sub-4 minutes; $35,000 in prize money awarded

Race summary from Yakima Herald-Republic & BBTM

YAKIMA, Wash. – For the third consecutive event, the Downtown Yakima Mile produced the fastest Mile on Washington soil. This time, Sam Prakel, who...

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Lipari, Ciattei win thrilling USATF 1 Mile Road titles at Grand Blue Mile

April 26, 2022

National championship race awards $25,000 with $5000 to each USA champion

From Drake Relays

DES MOINES — The Grand Blue Mile presented by Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield returned to downtown Des Moines on a beautiful Tuesday evening, for the first time since 2019, and the event again hosted...

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Grand Blue Mile Fields Taking Shape for USATF 1 Mile Road Championships

April 23, 2022

Past race champions Murphy, Lipari, Follett returning to the streets of Des Moines; $25,000 prize purse with $5000 for each national champion

From Grand Blue Mile

DES MOINES - Grand Blue Mile officials from Wellmark® Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® and the Drake Relays presented by Xtream...

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USATF 1 Mile Road Championships return to Grand Blue Mile

April 04, 2022

Three past national champions, Clayton Murphy, Emily Lipari & Katie Follet, are early entrants; $25,000 national championships prize purse available

From Grand Blue Mile

DES MOINES - Grand Blue Mile officials from Wellmark Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® and Drake Relays presented by Xtream...

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Downtown Yakima Mile ready to run down Yakima Avenue on July 2

March 22, 2022

Available prize purse $45,000-plus including time and record bonus money

YAKIMA, Wash. — Make the 2022 Downtown Yakima Mile part of your Fourth of July weekend festivities! This year’s race will be held on Saturday, July 2, and will feature heats for kids, families, veterans, professional...

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Dixon Hemphill, 96, Completes Navy Mile on Navy’s 264th Birthday

October 15, 2021

“It’s never too late to start running.”

From The Navy Mile

United States Navy World War II Veteran, Dixon Hemphill, completed the 7th The Navy Mile on Wednesday, October 13th in honor of the Navy’s 264th birthday.

Hemphill, 96, referred to himself as a “Navy man” and was happy to be...

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Hiltz, Prakel win Downtown Yakima Mile

August 28, 2021

Women’s race champion clocks fastest Mile on Washington state soil to collect $5000 bonus

Race reports by Scott Spruill & Luke Thompson, Yakima Herald-Republic & BBTM

YAKIMA, Wash. – Reaching North First Street, Nikki Hiltz knew it was time to go. Or very likely lose.

So when the road Mile...

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Rio Olympic gold medalist Matthew Centrowitz headlines Downtown Yakima Mile

August 24, 2021

Top men’s & women’s fields expected, vying for $23,500 plus record & time bonus money; second edition benefits the YWCA Yakima and it family services program

YAKIMA, Wash. – The Olympics may be over, but the competition for the title as the world’s fastest Mile runner definitely is not, and...

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Philibert-Thiboutot smashes Falmouth Elite Mile record

August 14, 2021

Markovc edges Schlachtenhaufen in women’s race; $28,500 awarded; Clare, Myles Liss-Riordan Tommy Cochary High School Mile champions

From Falmouth Road Race

FALMOUTH, Mass. – In the 25th running of the Falmouth Elite Mile on Saturday afternoon, six men went sub-4 minutes at the newly...

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Olympians, two-time men’s champion, 2018 women’s runner-up headline 25th Falmouth Elite Mile

July 29, 2021

Guaranteed prize purse of $25,000 plus time and record bonus money available

From Falmouth Road Race

FALMOUTH, Mass. - Falmouth Road Race, Inc., organizers of the Falmouth Elite Mile, an invitational Mile open to male sub-4:00 and female sub-4:40-minute Mile runners, have announced the fields...

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