Mile News Tagged Prefontaine Classic


Through the years at the Prefontaine Classic

May 29, 2014

Alan Webb steals 2001 Pre Classic; “It’s kind of a point of pride for us, that we have more sub-4-minute Miles than any other meet.”

By Chris Hansen, Register Guard

For four decades the Prefontaine Classic has been bringing the best track & field athletes in the world to Hayward Field for one...

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World’s Best Milers Flocking to Pre Classic

April 28, 2014

Fastest field in Bowerman Mile history to compete at the 40th Prefontaine Classic

EUGENE, Oregon – (April, 28, 2014) - Asbel Kiprop is only 24 and already among the world’s greatest Milers of all time.  He leads the best field ever to run the signature event at the Prefontaine Classic.

The...

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High School Miler Bernie Montoya to Race in Greensboro

June 03, 2013

By David Reynolds, News & Record

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The top high school Miler in the United States is coming to Greensboro next weekend.

Fresh off clocking a 4:01.71 Mile at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Ore., senior Bernie Montoya of Yuma, Ariz., will compete at the New Balance...

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A Father’s Focus

June 02, 2013

By Doug Binder, Armory Track

Dr. Charlie Cain sat in an empty row at Hayward Field, Alysia Montano's red orchid tucked carefully into his shirt pocket, still trying to process the Prefontaine Classic here on Saturday afternoon when his precocious daughter Mary set another remarkable record.

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Miler Rowbury Might Run 5000 at USA Championships

May 31, 2013

Two-time Olympian at 1500 meters is in the Prefontaine Classic 5000.

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

Shannon Rowbury, two-time Olympic 1500 meter finalist and bronze medalist in the 1500 at the 2009 World Championships, may be in an unfamiliar position at 3:22pm Central Time on Sunday,...

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Mile Guide: May 30 - June 2, 2013

May 29, 2013

Major Mile weekend awaits Mile Maniacs in mid-west and on the west coast

By Bring Back the Mile

We're kicking things off Thursday evening in St. Louis with the Big River Festival of Miles, the sixth stop of the BBTM Tour 2013, where meet director, Ben Rosario, has again put together an...

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World’s Top Milers Slated for Bowerman Mile at 39th Prefontaine Classic

May 22, 2013

Recent Olympic 1500 gold medalists Makhloufi, Kiprop headline men’s field; Manzano, Centrowitz lead American contingent

EUGENE, Ore. – The storied Bowerman Mile annually closes the Prefontaine Classic on the highest of notes, but this year’s finale on Saturday, June 1 seems destined to send...

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That Pre Thing

April 01, 2013

He wasn’t always the fastest. Nor was he the most decorated. So four decades after his death, why is Steve Prefontaine still the most influential American runner ever?

By Michael Heald, Runner's World

The grandstand at Marshfield High School is nearly empty, but it seems like everyone in Coos...

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Webb Breaks Ryun’s High School Mile Record - This Day in Track & Field

May 27, 2012

High school phenom runs epic race against world class field at Pre Classic

By Walt Murphy, Walt Murphy's News and Results Service
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EUGENE, Ore. -- South Lakes, Va. High School senior Alan Webb,...

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Brief Chat: Andrew Wheating’s Next Moves

May 25, 2012

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

EUGENE, Ore. - Andrew Wheating, a 2008 Olympic 800-meter runner while still a University of Oregon undergraduate, will compete at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, probably in the Bowerman Mile on Saturday, June 2 but possibly in the International Mile on...

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