Mile News Tagged Lodi Mile

Sub-4 minutes the goal at Lodi Mile

August 08, 2018

“It’s a chess match out there as to who’s going to do what, because the ultimate goal is to win the race.”

By David Witte, News-Sentinel, Sports Editor

For five years, Jeff Merrill has hoped to see a sub-4 minute Mile run in Lodi. With the sixth annual Lodi Mile coming up on Sunday, Aug. 12,...

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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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Lodi Road Mile in California Features Elite Team Competition

March 28, 2015

Lodi Mile will feature a dual meet style clash for the majority of a $4000 prize purse on Saturday, March 28

By The Lodi Mile

This year's Lodi Mile will feature star-studded teams clashing for the team victory as they cover two half-Mile laps around the restaurants and wine tasting rooms of...

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First-Ever Lodi Mile Brings Cheerful Runners to Davis Road

March 17, 2013

By Sara Jane Pohlman, Lodi News-Sentinel 

Under the shade of oak trees on a breezy afternoon, 10 elite runners stretched and warmed up outside of Lucas Winery. A long Mile of Davis Road stretched out straight ahead of them. Each runner was determined to complete a Mile in under four minutes, a...

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Chasing the Elusive Four-Minute Barrier

March 14, 2013

Elite runners converging on Lodi as they try to top standard of excellence

By Ed Yevelev, Lodi News-Sentinel

Jeff Merrill likens a Mile to two worlds colliding: The strategy and aerobic endurance of distance running, combined with the explosiveness of sprinting.

"It's a nice meeting right...

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