Mile News Tagged Prefontaine Classic


Kenyan rivals highlight ‘greatest field of milers ever’ for Pre Classic

May 16, 2012

Kenyan rivals Asbel Kiprop and Silas Kiplagat will be back at Hayward Field on June 2

By Curtis Anderson, The Register-Guard

EUGENE, Ore. - The Bowerman Mile has been called the greatest race in America.

With more sub-4-minute performances than at any other U.S. invitational track and field...

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Pre Mile Classic: Rematch in Eugene

May 15, 2012

EUGENE, Ore. - (May 15, 2012) - Nobody does it better when it comes to the Mile than the Prefontaine Classic, and this year’s 38th edition will add to that with a grudge match of the two best Milers in the world.

The Pre Classic, a major stop on the road to the 2012 London Olympics, and part of...

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My First Sub-4

June 19, 2004

My head was pounding and I struggled to catch my breath as my time finally appeared: 3:59.78 and all the pain instantly went away.

By Steve Slattery

The story of my first 4 minute Mile started in elementary school gym class. We were running the Mile and I decided I was going to run as hard as...

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Flyin’ Past Ryun

June 01, 2001

Astounding high schooler Alan Webb smashed Jim Ryun's 36-year-old HS record for the Mile at storied Hayward Field

By Tim Layden, Sports Illustrated

There was little doubt that high school senior Alan Webb had arrived in Eugene, Ore. for Sunday's Prefontaine Classic physically ready to break ...

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