Mile News Tagged Drake Relays


Avila, Schneider Capture USATF 1 Mile Road Championship Crowns

April 21, 2021

First time national titlists pocket $3000 each in Des Moines; $15,000 overall awarded to the top 10

From Drake Relays

DES MOINES, Iowa — In exciting races, rising stars Eric Avila and Rachel Schneider captured the USATF 1 Mile Road Championships presented by Toyota Wednesday night on the...

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Q&A with Blake Boldon

April 09, 2021

This year, our ability to successfully execute the Drake Relays, the USATF 1 Mile Road Championships again and also the Virtual Grand Blue Mile with a standing LOC ready to host is deeply embedded in our culture.

By Bring Back the Mile

We recently had a chat with Blake Boldon, Franklin P....

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Drake Relays, Grand Blue Mile to Host USATF 1 Mile Road Championships

March 23, 2021

Prakel, Lipari to defend titles in Des Moines on Wednesday, April 21; $15,000 prize purse available

From Drake Relays

Once again, Des Moines will host the USA Track & Field (USATF) 1 Mile Road Championships presented by Toyota, with some of the world's most elite runners competing for a...

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Registration for the 2021 Virtual Grand Blue Mile now open

February 26, 2021

Complete Your Race - Your Pace - Your Place between April 17 and 25, 2021; an entry fee of just $10 includes bib and GBM event shirt

From Grand Blue Mile

Registration has opened for the 2021 Grand Blue Mile presented by Wellmark® Blue Cross® and Blue Shield®. Officials from Wellmark and the...

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Making the Most of Your Mile: Grand Blue Mile 10th Anniversary

April 21, 2019

Event again hosts USA 1 Mile Road Championships as well as BBTM Grand Prix Tour opener; Drake Relays event director Blake Boldon discusses its 10th anniversary, marketing innovations, elite fields, his pups and more!

By Bring Back the Mile

The USATF 1 Mile Road Championships return to...

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Top Fields Set for Drake Relays Presented by Hy-Vee Men’s Mile & Women’s 1500

April 14, 2019

Former University of Iowa standout Erik Sowinski and fellow USA champion Heather Kampf headline races on Saturday, April 27 in Des Moines

From Drake Athletic Communications

The men's Mile and women's 1500 meters are set to feature some of the top runners in the world as part of the Drake...

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After Breaking American 2 Mile Record, Simpson is Motivated for More in 2018

May 04, 2018

I’m over 30 and I think that I’m still going to get better. I want to run a PR in the 3000 meters. I would love to PR in the 1500 meters again.

By Chris Chavez, Sports Illustrated

Over the weekend, Jenny Simpson added another accolade to her decorated career by shattering the American record...

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Meet the Miler: Mikey Brannigan

April 23, 2018

2017 USA Paralympic Athlete of the Year and 2016 Paralympic Champion at 800m and 1500m to debut in a USA Championship at the Grand Blue Mile; first sub-4 Miler with autism

By David Monico, Bring Back the Mile

The USATF 1 Mile Road Championship returns to Des Moines for the second consecutive...

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Making the Most of Your Mile: 2018 Grand Blue Mile

April 18, 2018

Event again hosts USA 1 Mile Road Championships as well as BBTM Grand Prix #Tour2018 opener; Drake Relays event director Blake Boldon discusses 2018 fields, shares what's new for this year and more!

By Bring Back the Mile

The USATF 1 Mile Road Championship returns to Des Moines for the second...

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Simpson Returns to Drake Relays for U.S. Record Attempt

April 04, 2018

Five-time event champion and Rio Olympic medalist eyes 2 Mile national record against top women's field on the famed Blue Oval

From Drake Relays

DES MOINES, Iowa – Five-time Drake Relays champion Jenny Simpson returns to the Blue Oval to challenge the American outdoor 2 Mile record as part of...

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