Mile News Tagged Ben Blankenship


Olympians, NCAA Champions, World Championship Competitors Headline Falmouth Elite Mile

August 10, 2022

Guaranteed $25,000 prize purse plus time and event record bonus money available too for 26th edition on Saturday, August 20

From Falmouth Road Race

FALMOUTH, Mass. - Falmouth Road Race, Inc., organizers of the Falmouth Elite Mile, an invitational Mile open to males who run sub-4:00 and...

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Ciattei Defends Title, Hiltz Wins Fleet Feet Liberty Mile

July 22, 2022

Downtown Pittsburgh’s only evening road race draws more than 1,000 participants and awards $27,600 in prize money

From P3R

PITTSBURGH – At the 11th Fleet Feet Liberty Mile on a warm Friday evening in downtown Pittsburgh, the pro races ended in two thrilling finishes as Vincent Ciattei of...

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U.S. Olympians and USA Road Mile & Event Champions Ready for 2022 Fleet Feet Liberty Mile

July 17, 2022

Downtown Pittsburgh’s only evening road race, scheduled for Friday, July 22, offers a prize purse of $27,600 plus $2000 Open course record bonus money

From P3R

PITTSBURGH – The country’s fastest Milers are ready to test their speed in the City of Champions at the 2022 Fleet Feet Liberty Mile,...

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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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Focus on the U.S. Men’s 1500 Scene

April 02, 2021

Whoever shows up on the starting line at Hayward Field, rest assured the guys will put on a great show at the U.S. Olympic Trials

By Jeff Hollobaugh, Track & Field News

It's not outlandish to project that one of the most-anticipated events at June’s U.S. Olympic Trials will be the men’s 1500....

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Ben Blankenship: “I’m a man of The Mile”

February 14, 2021

"I have always said, I’d rather run the hardest race right away than pick my way through it. I’ve always kinda liked to run those gauntlets and kind of find myself in the harder heats if possible.”

By Sieg Lindstrom, Track & Field News

“I wake up every morning and remind myself: ‘I don’t have...

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Pro Runners Keep Tradition and Participate in Virtual Fleet Feet Liberty Mile

August 04, 2020

Featuring a Rio Olympian, four USA Road Mile champions and four race champions, the virtual elite field hopes to inspire and motivate other race participants with their virtual Mile races

From P3R

PITTSBURGH – Even though the make-up of the race is different this year, the 2020 Fleet Feet...

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Olympians, Past Champions Headline NYRR Wanamaker Mile Men’s Field

January 07, 2020

Chris O’Hare, Eric Jenkins, Nick Willis and Filip Ingebrigtsen to line up for signature event at 113th NYRR Millrose Games

From NYRR

NEW YORK - Olympian and 2018 champion Chris O’Hare of Great Britain, 2017 champion Eric Jenkins of the United States, four-time Olympian Nick Willis of New...

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World Championships Men’s 1500m preview: Cheruiyot clear favorite

September 23, 2019

American quartet includes Rio Olympic champion Centrowitz, Blankenship, Engels & Prakel in Doha, Qatar

By Mike Rowbottom for the IAAF

It seems wrong to describe Norway’s Jakob Ingebrigtsen as a wunderkind, because even though he only turned 19 on September 19, he has the attitude – and indeed...

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Engels, Schneider Win Aetna Falmouth Elite Mile

August 18, 2018

Connolly, Mariano victorious in Tommy Cochary High School Mile; $16,000 awarded in Open race

From Falmouth Road Race

FALMOUTH, Mass. – Three close finishes and a dominant victory by a local favorite highlighted the Aetna Falmouth Elite Mile and its companion Tommy Cochary High School Mile,...

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