July 22, 2014
Date of Statehood: January 3, 1959
Motto: North to the Future
Alaska is one of only a handful of states in which no native athlete has broken the 4 minute Mile barrier on its soil. Trevor Dunbar became the first Alaskan to break four, breaking the beam in 3:59.06 in Portland,...
May 06, 2014
Men’s & Women’s professional fields set for Thursday, May 8 in Minneapolis; $25,000 purse, second stop on BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2014
> BBTM GP TOUR PICK-THE-WINNER CONTEST
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Three-time Medtronic TC 1 Mile champion David Torrence of Oakland, Calif. will return to Minneapolis for...
December 30, 2013
Mary Cain, inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour, 63% increase in Mile prize purses, U.S. high schoolers shine and more highlight banner year
By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile
As the year draws to a close, it is time to recognize and celebrate the numerous highlights, historic achievements and...
September 12, 2013
Highlights of national promotional tour of iconic distance include thrilling races and numerous meet, U.S. Junior, NCAA, course and State records; $120,000 awarded to top Milers
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013, showcasing 14 events nationwide, produced...
September 11, 2013
The Minnesota Mile was held on Sunday, September 8 and witnessed not only blazing fast new course records, but the fastest Miles ever run on Minnesota soil. Ben Blankenship, a Minnesota native and University of Minnesota Golden Gopher alumnus, lowered his personal best winning a close finish in...
September 08, 2013
Race champions clock the fastest Mile performances ever on Minnesota soil; eight men go sub-4 minutes; 7th edition ends inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013
By Bob Gustafson
DULUTH, Minn. – It was a day for records at Sunday’s seventh Minnesota Mile road race in downtown Duluth.
September 05, 2013
Top field expected at Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013 finale; prize purse exceeds $20,000
DULUTH, Minn. – A premier class of one-Mile runners is assembled for Sunday’s Minnesota Mile in downtown Duluth. At the 7th edtion, among those entered are defending champions Craig Miller (4 minutes, 1.4...
August 23, 2013
Blankenship, Kampf capture road Mile titles at 13th stop of inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013
By Ross Maghielse, MLive.com
FLINT, Mich. -- A pair of former University of Minnesota track stars took home top honors at the first-ever Crim Michigan Mile Racing Series Friday evening, Aug....
August 10, 2013
Ten U.S. men go sub-4 minutes; 12th stop on the nationwide inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013
By Chris Lotsbom, Race Results Weekly
FALMOUTH, Mass. -- The 2013 Falmouth Mile proved exciting once again here at Falmouth High School on Cape Cod. Americans Ben Blankenship (3:56.27) and Katie...
December 07, 2012
By Down the Backstretch
When Ben Blankenship, who has clocked a 3:54 Mile, looks out the window of the "house on the hill" in Eugene, that he shares with Hassan Mead, he sees "the cathedral," Hayward Field at the University of Oregon. It has become one of the training sites Blankenship will...
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