March 05, 2012
"Even though it is not my primary distance, it is still a goal of mine to break 4 minutes." - Dathan Ritzenhein
By Cory Olsen, Grand Rapids Press
If it were up to Ryan Lamppa, everyone would be able to run a mile. Well, not just a mile, The Mile.
Since the early 1980s when metric took over...
February 21, 2012
Only U.S. state to keep the Mile at high school level including at its State Meet thanks to the vision of Bob McIntyre; state federation petition drive at bringbackthemile.com
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – (February 21, 2012) – Massachusetts is known as a revolutionary state. Think Boston Tea Party,...
February 15, 2012
"Here's a mark that transcends sports. It's something that's so embedded in our culture and other cultures that it's often referenced outside the sport."
By Eddie Pells, AP National Writer
It's the race that cemented Roger Bannister's name into history and the distance that everyday runners...
February 09, 2012
Historic first sub-4 minute indoor Mile by Beatty celebrates 50th anniversary on February 10, 2012
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – On February 10, 1962 in Los Angeles, American Jim Beatty became the first man to break 4 minutes for the Mile indoors, nearly 8 years after Great Britain’s Roger Bannister...
February 09, 2012
Backers say the distance resonates with Americans
By Don Norcross, San Diego Tribune
Santa Barbara City College’s track sits across the street from the Pacific Ocean’s sand-dappled coastline, so maybe it was the stunning setting that moved Ryan Lamppa two years ago.
Or maybe his workout...
February 07, 2012
Bring Back the Mile Website Expands Content
The one-stop website for the Mile and the national campaign includes high school state federation petition drive; Jim Ryun, Marty Liquori and others endorse effort to elevate, celebrate iconic distance.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – (February 7, 2012) –...
January 30, 2012
One man's quest to put running's iconic distance back on track
By David Epstein, Sports Illustrated
Two years ago Ryan Lamppa was at the Santa Barbara City College track when the idea came to him: Bring Back the Mile.
Since the early 1980s, all new tracks built in the country have been 400...
January 18, 2012
By Doug Binder, ESPN / Dyestat
A new campaign aimed at promoting the traditional mile – while eradicating the 1,600 meters – is about to take off, and organizers say it is an important step toward connecting the sport of track and field with the general public again.
David Monico and Ryan...
April 14, 2001
Other top high school distance performances also produced at annual storied prep invitational meet
By Ryan Lamppa, Running USA wire
ARCADIA, Calif. - At the Arcadia Invitational on Saturday, Alan Webb was the talk of the meet, before and after, as the senior from Reston, Va. who last January...
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