Mile News Tagged Paavo Nurmi


Olympic Gold Medalist Matthew Centrowitz to Run in Paavo Nurmi 2 Mile at NYRR Millrose Games

January 23, 2017

Top field expected to challenge Centro on Saturday, Feb. 11 at The Armory’s New Balance Track & Field Center

NEW YORK – Rio Olympic 1500 meters champion Matthew Centrowitz, already a three-time Wanamaker Mile champion, will turn his attention to the Paavo Nurmi 2 Mile at the 110th NYRR Millrose...

Read More comments

Milers Lagat, Willis Headline Paavo Nurmi 2000 Meters

January 08, 2014

107th NYRR Millrose Games adds new event to honor multi-Olympic champion and Mile legend known as The Flying Finn

From NYRR Millrose Games

NEW YORK - Finland's Paavo Nurmi was one of the greatest distance runners in history. An Olympic gold medalist in 1920, 1924 and 1928, Nurmi became known...

Read More comments

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.

Become a Mile Maniac member or a BBTM sponsor today! Join us, and go Mile!

Join Us

Thanks for joining the movement and being a Mile Maniac. We'll keep you up to-date with our Mile wires as well as exclusive contests and opportunities. Help us spread the word by sharing our site and joining us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!