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An Open Commentary to the Sport and Max Siegel, New USATF CEO

May 19, 2012

Let’s stop being masochists, let’s become fans again

By David Monico, Bring Back the Mile

As a track & field fan, which I define by asking my family for tickets to the 2000 Olympic Trials for Christmas as an 18-year-old, trips to NCAA Conference Championships, a paying viewer of Diamond...

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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.

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.

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.

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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