Mile News Tagged Outside Magazine


The Quest to Run a Sub-4 Minute Mile at Age 40

May 28, 2018

Famiglietti’s attempt to run within four seconds of his Mile PR... feels like act of defiance­.

By Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Magazine

I used to think that turning 40 was something that only happened to other people. Now that I’m in my mid-30s, I’m starting to steel myself for the...

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Age Is Irrelevant When It Comes to Fitness

May 01, 2018

“There is reason to believe that the major contributor to the performance decline in athletes as they get older is nurture, with nature playing a smaller role.”

By Nick Heil, Outside Magazine

In February 2015, 59-year-old Ned Overend, aka “The Lung,” aka “Deadly Nedly,” won the first National...

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How Our Totally Average Runner Broke the Sub-5 Minute Mile

March 24, 2017

Maybe it was the endorphins, but I swear I heard 23,000 high school kids cheering.

By Charles Bethea, Outside

I was watching the 1500 meter Olympic final last summer at a bar, a few months before my 35th birthday, when I first wondered if a middle-distance runner lurked within. It was a...

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Why the Mile Is Dead (and Worth Saving)

May 06, 2014

Sixty years removed from Roger Bannister’s breakthrough run, the distance is all but dead in the U.S. But a new organization hopes to change all that—and rebuild running from the Mile up.

By Monica Prelle, Outside Magazine

Rounding the bend to the final straightaway of the 1964 Compton...

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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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