Mile News Tagged Eric Avila


Masters, Lipari Win First USA Titles at Grand Blue Mile

April 24, 2018

9th event edition awards $25,000 national championship purse; first stop on the BBTM Grand Prix #Tour2018

From Drake Relays

DES MOINES, Iowa – In down-to-the-wire exciting finishes, Riley Masters and Emily Lipari bested their respective fields to win the 9th Grand Blue Mile, the USATF 1 Mile...

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Kyle Merber Leads Four in Historic Sub-4 Mile in Santa Barbara

April 14, 2018

Ce’Aira Brown wins women's Mile also in world leading outdoor time

By Erik Boal, DyeStat Editor

Kyle Merber is tied into so much history in the Mile, it almost seemed fitting the HOKA ONE ONE New Jersey / New York Track Club standout was the one leading his peers Friday in writing another...

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Top Fields Set for 2018 USATF 1 Mile Road Championships at Grand Blue Mile

April 12, 2018

Katie Mackey to defend women’s national title; $25,000 guaranteed national championship purse with $5000 for each national champion; also the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix #Tour2018 season opener

From Grand Blue Mile

DES MOINES, Iowa - Grand Blue Mile race officials have announced the fields...

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Memphis area high school distance runners inspired, amazed by pros at inaugural Murphey Mile

September 05, 2017

"And the crowd... it was like a Friday night football game. We're not really used to that.”

By John Varlas, USA TODAY Network

Nick Dwyer was the busiest man at the Christian Brothers High School track last Saturday. But when he got a chance to gather his wits and take a look around, he was...

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Kampf, Blankenship Win 5th GNC Live Well Liberty Mile

September 17, 2016

Fifth edition awards an event record $30,000 prize purse; Kampf, Queen of the Road Mile, secures at least a tie for third straight Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour title at fifth stop in the Steel City; Tour 2016 finale hosted by The Navy Mile on Sunday, October 2 in Washington, DC

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From Manual Laborer to 3:56 Miler

June 12, 2014

“It was more than just a race. And for me, it felt so good to deliver exactly at that moment.”

By Alison Wade, Runner's World

When Eric Avila leapt—not ran—through the men’s elite Mile finish tape at the Jim Ryun Festival of Miles on June 5, he was not just celebrating his victory or running...

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Avila Finds Redemption, First Sub-4 Mile, at Jim Ryun Meet

June 06, 2014

“My hope is this will be the genesis of things to come. We’ve started a little spark that could grow into a fire — and grow the sport back.” - Jim Ryun

By Ken Stone, Times of San Diego

Chula Vista native Eric Avila pointed to the crowd on the homestretch and leaped as he crossed the finish...

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