September 12, 2013
Highlights of national promotional tour of iconic distance include thrilling races and numerous meet, U.S. Junior, NCAA, course and State records; $120,000 awarded to top Milers
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013, showcasing 14 events nationwide, produced...
July 19, 2013
The road Mile is simultaneously alluring and terrifying; it's also gaining in popularity; as American as baseball and apple pie
By Erin Strout, Running Times
While the majority of the running world spends its time focused on how to cover 26.2 miles as quickly as possible, it's curious why...
July 08, 2013
DC Road Runners 1 Mile, the 9th stop on the inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour, set for Wednesday, July 24; also RRCA national championship
By Mary Doman, ActiveLifeDC.com
If you’re still feeling patriotic after the 4th of July (or, feeling like you need to sweat off that extra slice of...
May 31, 2013
Thousands of Americans to take part in a nationwide celebration; Bring Back the Mile encourages everybody to run a Mile or two
For the fifth consecutive year, runners will use National Running Day to get inspired and motivated, and to celebrate the reasons and people that make running a special...
May 30, 2013
3:54 Miler and UCLA grad will lead CIF lobbying campaign to drop the 1600 meters for the Mile
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – (May 30, 2013) – Bring Back the Mile, the national campaign to elevate and celebrate the iconic distance, has announced its first State Mile Petition Drive captain: Jon Rankin...
May 26, 2013
Bring Back the Mile national campaign seeks to elevate and celebrate the iconic distance
By Caroline Dohack, Columbia Daily Tribune
If Romeo and Juliet had been running partners instead of star-crossed lovers, our girl might have said to her beau, "What's in a name? That which we call a Mile...
May 25, 2013
By Jim Gerweck, Stamford Advocate
At last Tuesday's FCIAC outdoor track championships, two girls ran what might have been one of the greatest races in the history of the league -- and it basically didn't mean a damn thing.
To paraphrase Shakespeare, it was a race full of speed and glory,...
May 21, 2013
A grassroots movement is hoping to rekindle excitement for America’s favorite distance.
By Duncan Larkin, Competitor Magazine
Ryan Lamppa lives and breathes the Mile. It’s a classic American distance — just over four laps on a 400 meter track — that evokes grainy, black-and-white images of...
April 01, 2013
George Soros, Karl Rove find common ground with $1 million pledge to Bring Back the Mile and to bring America together
NEW YORK – (April 1, 2013) – Forget the sequester, the big news out of Washington, DC is an unprecedented partnership between political opposites George Soros and Karl Rove and...
February 27, 2013
Runners find renewed appreciation for the iconic distance.
By Mackenzie Lobby, Innovation for Endurance
Not many sports have it: It's what Ryan Lamppa calls the "Roger Bannister moment." Bannister was the first person to break the 4:00-minute Mile on May 6, 1954 on Oxford's Iffley Road Track,...
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