Mile News Tagged David Torrence

Guided by the Spirit: David Torrence Legacy Foundation launched

October 18, 2020

In honor of her late son David, an Olympic runner, Malibuite Bianca Torrence is working to realize his dream of bringing the sport to a new generation.

By McKenzie Jackson, Special to The Malibu Times

When Bianca Torrence goes for a run, there is often an unseen force propelling her forward.

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Preserving David Torrence’s Memory in the Sport

January 06, 2018

“David knew he had greatness in him and wasn’t afraid to step up to the plate swinging for the fences. I hope this sentiment becomes an enduring part of his legacy. His bold efforts and bright spirit deserve it.”

By McKenzie Jackson / Special to The Malibu Times

David Torrence, a world class...

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The Best Mile Moments of 2017

December 21, 2017

Record prize money awarded exceeds $500,000, Blankenship & Lipari win BBTM Grand Prix Tour titles, one more U.S. HSer sub-4, the brothers Ingebrigtsen make history, greatest women’s Mile ever and more highlight year

By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile

Since the Bring Back the Mile launch in...

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Memorial Service Held for Olympian David Torrence

October 14, 2017

“He was like a magnet—both impressive and hilarious... and always gave a gutsy performance on the track.”

By Jimy Tallal / Special to The Malibu Times

David Torrence spent a good part of his 32 years doing what he loved—running. He started running in ninth grade and continued running right up...

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Running Community Mourns Olympian David Torrence, Found Dead at 31

August 29, 2017

Torrence was famous for speaking his mind — whether it was to show his emotions or to denounce performance-enhancing drugs.

By Bill Chapell, NPR

David Torrence, an athlete who ran in last year's Rio Summer Olympics and had been training for more races, was found dead in a swimming pool in...

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David Torrence, Malibu Resident, Successfully Representing Peru

July 17, 2017

2016 Rio Olympian now holds Peruvian records for the Mile and the 1500 meters.

By McKenzie Jackson / Special to The Malibu Times

Middle-distance athlete David Torrence whisked into the Peruvian record books twice last month.

The Malibuite, a runner for Peru’s national team, set the South...

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The Best Mile Moments of 2015

December 30, 2015

Two HSers go sub-4, record annual first sub-4 for U.S. men, NCAA coaches vote YES to run the Mile again at outdoor Championships, $365,000-plus record prize money, BBTM Grand Prix Tour and more highlight year for storied distance

By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile

To say the least, it was...

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David Torrence Wins Lodi Mile in Close Race with AJ Acosta as Both Clock 4:14

March 31, 2015

The California All-Stars and the Sacramento Running Association bring home Old Vine Trophies and lion's share of $4000 prize purse in elite team competition.

By The Lodi Mile

The book is closed on the 2015 Lodi Mile.  The event, presented by Blue Shield of California, Michael David Winery and...

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2014 BBTM Top 4 Website Lists

December 30, 2014

Cain to Zamperini and more attract Mile fans!

By David Monico, Bring Back the Mile

As 2014 comes to a close we took a look at our website traffic to see what news articles and athletes reigned supreme. Since our launch in January 2012, the website traffic has grown every...

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Merber Wins, Mackey Defends Falmouth Mile

August 17, 2014

Three men sub-4 and four women sub-4:30; Tommy Cochary High School Mile goes to Russell Wells, Stella Worters

From Falmouth Road Race

FALMOUTH, Mass. – Filling the bleachers and lining the rails, hundreds of fans turned out on Saturday evening to cheer the athletes at the Falmouth Mile, which...

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