Mile News Tagged Ben Blankenship


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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Engels, Schneider Headline Aetna Falmouth Elite Mile

August 15, 2018

Deep international fields also includes Olympians, past men's event champions and rising stars; $15,000 guaranteed prize purse

From Falmouth Road Race

FALMOUTH, Mass. - Defending men's champion Craig Engels and Rachel Schneider, fresh off a gold medal performance, headline the fields for the...

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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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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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