Mile News Tagged Jim Ryun Festival Of Miles


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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A Triple Crown for the Mile?

June 08, 2014

“What track needs is to coordinate these events." - Alan Webb

By Toni Reavis

Even as California Chrome‘s bid for horse racing’s first Triple Crown in 36 years came to a thudding halt in yesterday’s 146th Belmont Stakes, the outdoor track season swept into full summer swing last Thursday from...

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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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Trio of Meets Celebrates the Mile & American Middle Distance Running

June 05, 2014

All three meets partnering with the Bring Back the Mile campaign to celebrate and promote the storied distance

By Chris Lotsbom, Race Results Weekly

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Jim Ryun becoming the first high school boy to break the famed 4 minute Mile barrier. Timing 3:59.0 in...

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Elites Gear Up for San Diego’s ElliptiGO Mile

June 04, 2014

The San Diego event will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Jim Ryun’s sub-4-minute Mile performance

By Caitlyn Pilkington, Competitor Magazine

Mary Decker Slaney, Jearl Miles-Clark, Darcy Arreola Lange and Julia Stamps Mallon will go head-to-head on Thursday evening in the ElliptiGO Mile as...

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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.

ELEVATE
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.

CELEBRATE
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.

NATIONAL MOVEMENT
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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