July 22, 2014
Date of Statehood: January 3, 1959
Motto: North to the Future
Alaska is one of only a handful of states in which no native athlete has broken the 4 minute Mile barrier on its soil. Trevor Dunbar became the first Alaskan to break four, breaking the beam in 3:59.06 in Portland,...
April 25, 2014
Date of Statehood: January 29, 1861
Motto: Ad astra per aspera (To the stars through difficulty)
Kansas’ state motto, “To the stars through difficulty,” perfectly encapsulates the feelings of those that struggle to realize a dream, and in particular their running dreams. The...
April 08, 2014
Date of Statehood: January 6, 1912
Capital: Santa Fe
Motto: Crescit eundo (It grows as it goes)
New Mexico, land of diverse culture, world class unique cuisine and arresting beauty is also one of the most prolific training environments for runners in the world. The average elevation of the...
September 19, 2013
Date of Statehood: June 21, 1788
Motto: Live Free or Die
New Hampshire may be one of the smallest states in the Union, but the Live Free or Die state has produced some oversized talents. One of the best American female Milers ever, Lynn Jennings, was a Granite Stater and...
September 12, 2013
Date of Statehood: May 23, 1788
Mottos: Dum spiro spero (While I breathe, I hope) / Animis opibusque parati (Ready in soul and resource)
South Carolina Milers are led by 1992 Olympian, Terrance Herrington, who competed at 1500 meters in Barcelona. Herrington, a Hartsville...
May 02, 2013
Date of Statehood: April 28, 1778
Motto: Fatti maschii, parole femine (Strong Deeds, Gentle Words)
Marylanders may be sandwiched between a number of states, but this small American land mass is one of the most densely populated states home to great Milers. Leading the way...
March 29, 2013
Date of Statehood: February 6, 1788
Motto: Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem (By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty)
Home to the Boston Tea Party, Massachusetts has always had proud rebel attitude. In fact, thanks to the vision of the Massachusetts...
March 28, 2013
Date of Statehood: January 9, 1788
Motto: Qui transtulit sustinet (He who transplanted sustains)
The most profilic Nutmegger Miler in state history Jan Merrill set a U.S. Mile record in 1977, was a USA indoor Mile champion and a 1976 Olympian at 1500 meters. On the men's...
March 21, 2013
Date of Statehood: January 2, 1788
Motto: Wisdom, Justice and Moderation
Home to the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, the Peachtree State witnessed Mile legend Noureddine Morceli's 3:50.86 warm-up prior to the Games at the Atlanta Grand Prix, a U.S. All-Comer's Mile record at the time....
March 20, 2013
Date of Statehood: December 18, 1787
Motto: Liberty and Prosperity
New Jersey is home to some of the fastest Miles on U.S. soil including Eamonn Coghlan's (IRL) former U.S. indoor All-Comers record of 3:49.78 (and former world record) set in 1983 (video) and Romanian Doina...
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