Mile News Tagged Ryan Lamppa


The 10 Best Mile Moments of 2014

December 17, 2014

HOKA ONE ONE presents the historic milestones, Mile events and U.S. Milers that headlined the year

By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile

Wow, what a year for the Mile as the storied distance had another noteworthy year of milestone anniversaries, exciting races, fast performances, records, new...

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A Mile and Change

December 06, 2014

Running at the edge of your ability in a marathon feels like you will run out of gas; in the Mile, it feels like you’ll combust. The pain is more jagged.

By David Willey, Runner's World Editor-in-Chief

Earlier this year, I came out of my winter running hiatus thinking about a new goal....

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Bolas, Kampf Win Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2014 Titles

September 08, 2014

Inaugural grand prix tour with six stops offered more than $85,000 plus $7500 GP purse; Running Warehouse’s “Pick-the-Winner” contest engaged Mile fans at every event

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Jack Bolas and Heather Kampf won the inaugural Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2014 titles with 24...

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Third Time’s a Charm for Jordan McNamara at GNC Live Well Liberty Mile

August 01, 2014

Gabriele Grunewald women's champion over two-time defending champion Heather Kampf; 1,000-plus participants at third edition; fourth stop on the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2014

By Ryan Lamppa, The Mile wire

PITTSBURGH – (August 1, 2014) – At the third GNC Live Well Liberty Mile on...

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Local race aiming to bring the Mile back into spotlight

July 31, 2014

GNC Live Well Liberty Mile attracts top U.S. field including Leo Manzano and defending champion Heather Kampf

By Alex Nieves, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Steve Prefontaine, Roger Bannister, Mary Decker. If you were to stop an adult on the streets of an American city, these names would likely...

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The ultimate race?

July 14, 2014

For record setters, the Mile outpaces all other competitors

By Frank Fellone, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Jose Castelano was flying along, looking cool in shades and an Oregon shirt, spectators cheering for him and the rest of the elite runners on the course near the soccer fields at Burns Park...

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Bring Back the Mile Featured on New Zealand’s RadioLIVE NZ Show

July 06, 2014

Why bother to bring back the Mile? Isn’t it from a time past?

For his RadioLIVE NZ show on Sunday, July 6, host Mark Sainsbury of New Zealand interviewed several people and groups who are trying to “bring back” something including BBTM’s founder Ryan Lamppa.

New Zealand has a rich running...

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Race the Mile: America’s Distance

June 14, 2014

There is something approachable and achievable in the Mile. The race is hard, but it's over quickly. It's achievable for both adults and kids alike.

By BoulderRunning.com

Roger Bannister of England was the first to break the 4 minute Mile barrier in 1954. Fifty years ago last week, 1960's...

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A Campaign to Bring Back ‘America’s Distance’: The 1-Mile Race

June 06, 2014

"When they went to meters, I think you lost a good portion of the public, because the public has a difficult time understanding just how far is 1600 meters." - Jim Ryun

By Tom Goldman, NPR's All Things Considered

Fifty years ago this week, teenager Jim Ryun of Wichita, Kan., ran a Mile in...

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Magic of the Mile

May 15, 2014

Media director of Running USA and BBTM Founder, Ryan Lamppa, is determined to bring the Mile back into prominence

By John Zant, Santa Barbara Independent

Roger Bannister broke through the 4-minute barrier in the Mile run on May 6, 1954. It remains the most memorable performance in track...

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Bring Back the Mile as the premier event in the sport, and increase interest in and media coverage of the Mile for both those who love the distance as well as the general public.

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to inspire Americans to run the Mile as part of their fitness program and to replace the 1600 meters at High School State Track & Field Meets across the country.

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