Mile News Tagged Donnie Cowart

The Navy Mile brings prestigious distance, elite runners back to Pennsylvania Avenue

October 01, 2015

"The Mile is something that means a lot to a lot of people... every city should have a Mile event... sprinkled across the country so that people could participate in the Mile every week if they wanted to.”

By Kelyn Soong, Washington Post

Donnie Cowart glanced at the clock across the field at...

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Catching Up with Donnie Cowart

December 27, 2014

WMI 2008 grad talks about first sub-4 Mile, future racing plans and more

By Brad Salois,

Recently, long-time VMI track SID Brad Salois caught up with alumnus Donnie Cowart '08, who continues to train in the hopes of qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Salois' Q&A with...

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Crazy Running: A 15 Year Journey to 4 Minutes

August 07, 2014

With 1,000 fans screaming, clapping, and slamming their hands on the track, yelling "GET IT, GET IT, GET IT!"

By Donnie Cowart

The Early Years
I can trace my thoughts about a sub-4 minute Mile all the way back to middle school. Just starting my running career, I had no idea the challenge and...

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Return the Mile to prominence on the American & worldwide sports and cultural landscape by elevating and celebrating the Mile to create a movement.

Bring Back the Mile as the premier event in the sport, and increase interest in and media coverage of the Mile for both those who love the distance as well as the general public.

Bring Back the Mile to celebrate the storied distance and to recognize the people who made and make the Mile great and to promote Mile events and the next generation of U.S. Milers.

Bring Back the Mile to create a national movement for the Mile as America’s Distance,
to inspire Americans to run the Mile as part of their fitness program and to replace the 1600 meters at High School State Track & Field Meets across the country.

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