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The Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour is a series of the nation's best Mile events and top Mile athletes, presented in partnership with Running Warehouse. Learn more on the BBTM Tour page linked above in the top menu bar.

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Osika, Domanic Win 7th GNC Live Well Liberty Mile

July 20, 2018

Evening downtown Pittsburgh road race offered a $30,000 prize purse; third stop on the BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2018

From P3R

PITTSBURGH –  At the 7th GNC Live Well Liberty Mile on Friday evening in downtown Pittsburgh, the pro races ended in two thrilling finishes as Shannon Osika of Ann Arbor,...

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Meet the Miler: Amanda Eccleston

July 18, 2018

Brooks-sponsored athlete returning to racing action at the GNC Live Well Liberty Mile, third stop on the BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2018

By David Monico, Bring Back the Mile

Amanda Eccleston is perhaps best known for her heartbreaking 4th place finish at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials 1500 meters,...

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Ed Murphey Memphis Mile Joins Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2018

July 16, 2018

5th Tour edition features 6 stops offering a guaranteed Tour prize purse of $135,000; Running Warehouse’s fan engagement online contest at each Tour event

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Bring Back the Mile, the national campaign to elevate & celebrate the iconic distance, has announced that the Ed...

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2018 GNC Live Well Liberty Mile Attracts Its Deepest Field

July 12, 2018

Six sub-4:30 minute women’s Milers, 10 sub-4 minute men’s Milers to compete for $25,000 Open purse with $5000 for each race champion on Friday evening, July 20 in downtown Pittsburgh; third stop on the BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2018

From P3R

PITTSBURGH – The GNC Live Well Liberty Mile on Friday...

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Catching Up with Ben Blankenship

July 11, 2018

I can't wait to return to the Liberty Mile! From the course to the crowd, the event management team and sponsors to my competitors, it is always one of the highlights of my racing season. Pittsburgh is a great place to run.

From GNC

Rio Olympian Ben Blankenship is a current co-world record...

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Defending Champ Ben Blankenship, Top U.S. Miler Amanda Eccleston Headline GNC Live Well Liberty Mile

July 05, 2018

Friday, July 20 night time Mile race in The City of Champions offers a $30,000 prize purse; third stop on the BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2018

From P3R

PITTSBURGH – Defending champion Ben Blankenship and top U.S. Miler Amanda Eccleston headline a deep field of professional runners at this year’s GNC...

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Emily Lipari Repeats as Medtronic TC 1 Mile Champion

May 10, 2018

Australian Sam McEntee takes men’s title in event debut; $25,000 Open prize purse awarded; BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2018 second stop

From Twin Cities In Motion

MINNEAPOLIS – Emily Lipari of San Diego and Australian Sam McEntee won women’s & men’s titles, respectively, at the Medtronic TC 1 Mile...

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Meet the Miler: Emily Lipari

May 08, 2018

2018 USA Road Mile champion and reigning BBTM GP Tour champion returns to the Twin Cities to defend her title at the Medtronic TC 1 Mile on Thursday evening.

By David Monico, Bring Back the Mile

The Medtronic TC 1 Mile defending champion, Emily Lipari, is returning to headline another...

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Defending Champ Emily Lipari Returns to Medtronic TC 1 Mile

May 07, 2018

Minneapolis riverfront course to host more than 2,500 runners; $25,000 Open prize purse; Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2018 second stop

From Twin Cities In Motion

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Last year’s Medtronic TC 1 Mile women’s champion Emily Lipari of San Diego returns to defend her title...

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Masters, Lipari Win First USA Titles at Grand Blue Mile

April 24, 2018

9th event edition awards $25,000 national championship purse; first stop on the BBTM Grand Prix #Tour2018

From Drake Relays

DES MOINES, Iowa – In down-to-the-wire exciting finishes, Riley Masters and Emily Lipari bested their respective fields to win the 9th Grand Blue Mile, the USATF 1 Mile...

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