Mile News Tagged Ryan Lamppa

Inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013 Ends with a Flourish

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...

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A Mile in Your Flats

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...

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The Mile: America’s Distance

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,

If you’re still feeling patriotic after the 4th of July (or, feeling like you need to sweat off that extra slice of...

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Celebrate 5th National Running Day on Wednesday, June 5

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...

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Jon Rankin Announced as BBTM California Captain for State Petition Drive

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...

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Going the distance

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...

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When a Miss Isn’t as Good as 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,...

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Campaign to “Bring Back the Mile” Hits Its Second Lap

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...

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The Mile Bridges Partisan Divide as Rival Super PACs Partner

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...

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Bring Back the Mile!

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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Return the Mile to prominence on the American & worldwide sports and cultural landscape by elevating and celebrating the Mile to create a movement.

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.

Bring Back the Mile to celebrate the storied distance and to recognize the people who made and make the Mile great and to promote Mile events and the next generation of U.S. Milers.

Bring Back the Mile to create a national movement for the Mile as America’s Distance,
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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