Mile News Tagged Prefontaine Classic


Oregon’s original sub-4 minute Milers honored before Prefontaine Classic

May 31, 2016

Sub-4 "is something you have on your resumé for the rest of your life."

By Lindsay Rossmiller, Run Blog Run

Prior to the only U.S. stop on the IAAF Diamond League in the western hemisphere, a group of former athletes familiar with Hayward Field met a block away from the Prefontaine Classic....

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Three Preps - Hunter, Slagowski, Tamagno - to Compete in Mile races at 2016 Prefontaine Classic

May 24, 2016

"Our rule of thumb is, we don't consider any prep who isn't capable of running 4 minutes." - Tom Jordan, meet director

By Doug Binder, DyeStat

Prefontaine Classic meet director Tom Jordan has always had a soft spot for high school Milers on the cusp of glory and eager to take on the the...

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Surviving Bowerman sub-4 Milers returning to the UO on May 27

May 17, 2016

“For years I’ve been thinking about how it would be really cool to have a reunion to get everybody who’s run a 4 minute Mile together in the same place at the same time, and so last summer I decided I was going to do it.” - Todd Bosworth, Oregon Track Club

By Damian Foley, Around the O

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Prefontaine Classic 2016 Assembles Best Ever Mile Field

May 11, 2016

Five global champions including defending Bowerman Mile champion Ayanleh Souleiman, three-time event champion Asbel Kiprop and U.S. high school superstar Drew Hunter

From the IAAF

EUGENE, Ore. - Organizers of the Prefontaine Classic claim that their Bowerman Mile field for this year’s IAAF...

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Ayanleh Souleiman wins the Pre Classic’s Bowerman Mile

June 01, 2015

Matthew Centrowitz makes it close, placing second during the Pre Classic; Manzano placed 11th with 3:53.55.

By Ken Goe, The Oregonian

Ayanleh Souleiman fought off a kicking Matthew Centrowitz Saturday on the home straight before a roaring crowd at Hayward Field to win the Bowerman Mile, as...

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Can Centro and Leo Challenge Top 5 in Bowerman Mile?

May 29, 2015

A Bowerman Mile win by an American is a pipe dream right now, but a good target for both of them to shoot for would be top five — no American has managed that in the Bowerman since Andrew Wheating was fifth in 2010.

From LetsRun.com

The 2015 Prefontaine Classic begins with Distance Night on...

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Ben Blankenship: His Journey & His Breakthrough 2015 Season

May 21, 2015

"You gotta be tough. Every time you get out there it’s always hard. There are no real free rides in this sport."

By Jonathan Gault, LetsRun.com

Three years ago, Ben Blankenship was injured and working in excavation with a friend in Colorado. The NCAA runner-up in the 3000m at Minnesota the...

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U.S. female Milers have high hopes at Pre Classic 2015

May 20, 2015

Simpson, Rowbury, Coburn and Moser are all contenders in 1500 meters

From The Register-Guard

Traditionally, American women haven’t fared well at the Prefontaine Classic 1500 meter race.

This year could be a different story.

American’s Jenny Simpson, Shannon Rowbury, Emma Coburn and ...

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Eugene set for another exciting men’s Mile

May 06, 2015

Prefontaine Classic's Bowerman Mile again attracts top international field including defending champion Souleiman and American global medalists Centrowitz & Manzano

From IAAF Diamond League

The winning times of the Bowerman Mile at the Prefontaine Classic have been faster than 3:50 for the...

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Stockdale’s Haney calm ahead of attempt at 4-minute Mile

May 31, 2014

"If it's under 4 minutes, that would be incredible...but I'm just looking at it like a big opportunity to run fast. I have nothing to lose."

By Zach Ewing, Californian

EUGENE, Ore. -- It's the fastest, and arguably the most prestigious, race of Blake Haney's budding running career.

He has...

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