June 02, 2016
To race a Mile is to take part in one of running’s most iconic events. It’s also the ideal way to test your fitness and break out of one-pace training
By Edward Price, The Guardian
In the minds of most runners, the marathon looms large as the ultimate distance. It is both a supreme test of...
January 19, 2016
More events, prize money, thrilling races and history are ahead for the iconic distance
By Ryan Lamppa, BBTM Founder
Today marks the 4th birthday of Bring Back the Mile, and there is much to celebrate since our 2012 launch. First and foremost, we want to thank all of our BBTM sponsors,...
January 12, 2016
There should be no debate about the need for the American high school system to get it right once and for all.
Dan Engler, Verde Independent
We Americans may buy our gas by the gallon and push our cars to the limits of Miles per hour, but the human standard for distance vs. time is measured...
January 11, 2016
A sub-6 minute Mile "shows that you have power and a strong aerobic base, which translate to better performance in any sport.”
By Lisa Jhung, Men's Health
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a runner or not, or whether you ever plan to toe the starting line of a marathon or 10K. Every man should...
September 30, 2015
The Navy Mile on Pennsylvania Avenue presented by USAA is a community celebration, kicking off the United States Navy's 240th birthday week. The inaugural race includes a prize purse of more than $14,000 including $12,500 for elite Milers.
By Jason Devaney, RootsRated
As the Nation’s capitol,...
September 13, 2012
By Jennie McCafferty, Running Network TV
Jennie McCafferty of Michigan Runner interviews Ryan Lamppa, Founder of Bring Back the Mile, who explains the genesis and objectives of the national campaign to elevate and celebrate the iconic distance and why the Mile still matters.
August 14, 2012
Bring Back the Mile’s podcast series, 4 Minutes with a Miler, speaks to 8-time NCAA All-American and 3:53.76 Miler, AJ Acosta. A University of Oregon graduate, AJ and his Nation will toe the line as the top seed at the inaugural GNC Live Well Liberty Mile in downtown Pittsburgh. In addition to...
June 21, 2012
Contest tied to Olympic Trials with People's Party at Wild Duck Cafe
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Today marks the first day of competition at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track & Field - Team Trials, when athletes in the Hammer Throw take to the cage to see who will punch their ticket to London. In honor...
May 04, 2012
The magic of the Mile apparently will never go away, and some coaches and runners want the 1600 to change back to the Mile, which is slightly longer.
By Steve Brand, MaxPreps.com
In his career, Steve Scott ran a record 137 sub-4 minute Miles. Chances are, no one will ever break that mark...