Mile News Tagged Prefontaine Classic


Ingebrigtsen, Thompson-Herah, Mu shine in Pre Classic’s record-setting return to Hayward Field

August 21, 2021

"Being able to win races is every athlete’s dream. It’s great to be able to be here and take part in this great meet."

By Chris Hansen, Register-Guard

By the time the Bowerman Mile runners lined up for the final event of the Prefontaine Classic, there had been eight meet records, six...

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Bowerman Mile Brings Back Its Magic for Pre Classic

July 28, 2021

Centrowitz, two-time defending champion Cheruiyot, Ingebrigtsen brothers and more expected at the only race in the world to twice have produced five under 3:50

From the Prefontaine Classic

EUGENE, Ore. - Strap up, Mile fans. The magic will clearly be back for the Prefontaine Classic’s...

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Clayton Murphy has his Olympic medal, and he is only getting started

June 28, 2019

Murphy is part of the world class field in the Bowerman Mile, the signature event in Sunday’s Prefontaine Classic at Stanford University.

By Ken Goe, The Oregonian / OregonLive

BEAVERTON, Ore. — It’s been nearly three years since Clayton Murphy’s “pinch me” moment on a humid night at Olympic...

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Cheruiyot, Manangoi Headline Bowerman Mile at Pre Classic

May 29, 2019

Loaded field at 20th edition features six men with sub-3:50 Mile PRs including American Johnny Gregorek

From Prefontaine Classic

STANFORD, Calif. - On Sunday, June 30 at Cobb Track & Angell Field, the world’s best Milers will bring their rivalry to the Prefontaine Classic for the meet’s...

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Jakob Ingebrigtsen beats Webb’s landmark time in Bowerman Mile

May 26, 2018

“When I saw Manangoi I was like ‘Wow,’ this is a dream come true to be racing against the best guys in the world and doing as good as I did today. It feels really good.”

By Chris Hansen, The Register-Guard

It was the very last Bowerman Mile to ever be contested at storied Hayward Field and...

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The Bowerman Mile: Why It Matters

May 26, 2018

“That’s why some meets like the Prefontaine keep the Mile. They understand how important it is.”

By August Howell

For nearly every professional sport, there are certain numbers and statistics that are recognized as a pinnacle of achievement: Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak, Kareem...

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Stacked field also expected at Pre Classic International Mile

May 21, 2018

High schooler and future Oregon Duck Brodey Hasty eyes first sub-4 minute Mile against young talented competition

EUGENE, Ore. – The Prefontaine Classic’s International Mile – born in 2010 after the meet became inundated by interest in its famous Bowerman Mile – is a world class race featuring...

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Bowerman Mile Slugfest Expected at Pre Classic

May 11, 2018

Kenyans Elijah Manangoi & Timothy Cheruiyot headline field plus three fastest Milers in Pre history, topped by two-time Bowerman Mile winner Ayanleh Souleiman – whose meet record of 3:47.32 is the fastest ever on U.S. soil.

EUGENE, Ore. – The world’s top two current Milers will bring their...

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Chemotherapy, then USA Championships, for Mile star Gabriele Grunewald

June 21, 2017

“I don’t always love talking about it. It’s not a made-for-TV movie. It’s real. It’s scary.”

​By Michael Powell, New York Times

EUGENE, Ore. — Gabriele Grunewald stepped onto the track as the dying light of day yielded to periwinkle evening.

She and her fellow world class runners walked...

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After smashing through the 4-minute barrier, Ingebrigtsen, 16, serves notice

June 09, 2017

“The biggest thing I’ve learned from them is the mindset. You always have to go hard and believe in yourself – push until the last meters.”

By IAAF

As he entered the back straight for the final time, with 45 seconds of agony between him and Mile history, 16-year-old Jakob Ingebrigtsen had one...

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