Mile News Tagged Sandy Roberts


Sir Walter Running’s Summer of Miles: Pop Up Miles Season 4

June 06, 2018

New this year: Session at the Speedway, a multiple distance event on Tuesday, June 19

RALEIGH, N.C. - Now in its fourth season, Sir Walter Running's free community track series, Pop Up Miles, returns to its standard Tuesday nights starting on June 5. The rotating venue series started in 2015,...

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Nash UNC Health Care Rocket Mile Hosts 2018 RRCA National Championship

April 27, 2018

5th event edition celebrates storied distance for runners of all ages & abilities

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. - Now in its fifth year, the Nash UNC Health Care Rocket Mile returns to the streets of Downtown Rocky Mount on Sunday, May 6 at 2:00pm as the Road Runners Club of America National Championship...

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Sir Walter Miler heads to the finish line

August 27, 2015

The summer Mile event celebrates the emerging athlete while also bringing together the Raleigh community.

By Noah Ross, The Technician

In 1954, Roger Bannister did what most runners believed to be impossible. He became the first man to ever break the elusive barrier of the 4-minute Mile....

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Sir Walter Miler finds its pace, sets records

August 11, 2015

While the meet set plenty of notable stats and records, the goal to bring Raleigh into the track scene also succeeded, as a record crowd was on hand to watch the event.

From NC State

In just three years, the Sir Walter Miler has exploded onto the national track scene as well as the Raleigh...

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Runners will need speed to win Sir Walter Miler

August 07, 2015

That’s the point of this Mile race: to create a previously unheard-of experience for runners and fans alike.

By Aric Dilalla, The News & Observer

For those who may never make it to Amen Corner in Augusta or taste the strawberries and cream at Wimbledon, there’s a local option that should...

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Second-annual Rocket Mile a boon for downtown Rocky Mount

May 05, 2015

“The Mile distance is one that’s really special. Everyone relates to it, so for the running community it’s our bridge to the non-running world." - Sandy Roberts, men's winner

By Foster Landers, Rocky Mount Telegram

As runners milled about prior to Sunday’s Nash-UNC Health Care Rocket Mile at...

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Local runner to attempt a sub-4 minute Mile at inaugural Sir Walter Miler

July 25, 2014

Sandy Roberts: “And I hope to be a part of history and a real exclusive club.”

By Clare Myers, North Raleigh News

RALEIGH — When Sandy Roberts came close to running a sub-4 minute Mile last August, he admits he was a bit disappointed.

“I would’ve liked to be at or closer to four minutes,”...

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Former NC State runner Sandy Roberts misses sub-4 minute Mile

August 08, 2013

“On the last lap, I couldn’t get the turnover I needed.”

By Wade Rupard, News & Observer

RALEIGH — Hundreds of supporters lined Lane 3 at Cardinal Gibbons High School’s track to cheer on Sandy Roberts as he attempted a sub-4 minute Mile.

Through three of the four laps, Roberts was just over...

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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.

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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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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.

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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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