Mile News Tagged Ryan Lamppa


Bringing The Mile Back to Track

August 11, 2012

By Todd Bookman, Only A Game

Track and field has a numbers problem. As in, there are just too many of them. The 60, 26.2, 4×8, 203, 5, 8, 10K…

Back in the 1950s, there was one number that mattered.

“I think there are only a handful of achievements like breaking four minutes for the first...

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The Mile Still Matters To Track & Field

August 02, 2012

By Todd Bookman, New Hampshire Public Radio

Track and field has a numbers problem. As in, there are just too many of them. The 60, 26.2, 4-by-8, 2-oh-3, 5, 8, 10K…

Back in the 1950s, there was one number that mattered.

"I think there are only a handful of achievements like breaking 4...

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Bring Back the Mile Accepts Magic Mile Global Team Challenge

July 25, 2012

Worldwide event September 3-16, 2012; registration now open; Team USA vs. Team UK vs. The World; how fast can you run a Mile?

By Bring Back the Mile

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – (July 25, 2012) – Bring Back the Mile has accepted the Magic Mile Global Team Challenge that was recently announced by...

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The Battle to Bring Back America’s Distance

July 07, 2012

By Amy Simpson, MileSplit

On a windy day in Oxford, England, one man and one distance were elevated to a level of fame previously unattained by any track athlete. In 1954, when Roger Bannister became the first man to run a mile in less than four minutes, the world was inspired to achieve the...

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Group seeks to ‘Bring Back the Mile’

May 30, 2012

By Andrew Wagaman, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Ryan Lamppa is missing a story that he knows is out there.

Narratives of people's most memorable mile runs have arrived in his inbox. They come from pro runners who have flirted with the four-minute mark, a man who relives a full-uniform military...

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Honoring the first sub-four minute mile, “My most memorable mile”

May 16, 2012

By Tim Layden, Sports Illustrated

As part of his quest to restore the mile run to its proper place in track and field, Running USA's Ryan Lamppa created the website www.bringbackthemile.com. (Described here by SI's David Epstein in January). Most recently, Lamppa has asked visitors to his...

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“Join the Movement” Membership Opens

April 10, 2012

“I AM THE MILE” wristbands, limited edition 3:59 t-shirts and more; free shipping & handling for Lap 3 membership in honor of Roger Bannister

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – (April 10, 2012) – Bring Back the Mile has announced that its Mile Maniac “Join the Movement” Membership program has opened...

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Bring Back the Mile on The Competitors

April 02, 2012

By Bring Back the Mile

Ryan Lamppa and David Monico appeared on The Competitors to discuss Bring Back the Mile's mission to get U.S. High School state federations to drop the 1600 meters for the Mile as well as celebrating the history and magic of the Mile. The Competitors is a weekly radio...

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IOC Drops 1500 for Mile as Marquee Track Event

April 01, 2012

Special emergency meeting approves Mile for 2012 London Olympic track & field schedule

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – (April 1, 2012) – In an unprecedented emergency meeting and vote, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has dropped the 1500 meters for the Mile as an Olympic track event effective...

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Metric system in high school track & field was a move that was not well thought out in 1978

March 27, 2012

By Bruce Buratti, The Express-Times

We recently ran a story written by Associated Press sports writer Eddie Pells detailing a grassroots movement initiated by Ryan Lamppa, who is trying to resurrect the Mile run in track & field.

This certainly struck a chord with me. I've been covering 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.

ELEVATE
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.

CELEBRATE
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.

NATIONAL MOVEMENT
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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