Mile News Tagged Todd Straka

Dalquist, Edwards set Mile High Mile event records

July 29, 2023

Boulder Road Runners and the local community come together for a unique event of iconic distance on home turf

By Club News

BOULDER, Colo. – With electric energy from a roaring crowd, The Mile High Mile delivered plenty of excitement Saturday evening at the Fairview High School track. The...

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The Mile Project: State Street Mile: Goal Attained!

June 14, 2016

The moment of truth. I was looking to my right as the attack came from the left.

By Todd Straka, @BoulderRunner

Just two years ago, a seed was planted for a new focus. I ran the State Street Mile in a surprising 4:27 just through training for the Bolder Boulder a week previous. In July that...

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The Last Mile at Balch Fieldhouse

January 25, 2016

I really felt like hell going into the race and was almost talking myself out of racing as I drove to find parking on the CU campus.

By Todd Straka, Boulder Runner

Even though it's not reflected here, I've been writing a fair amount, mostly focused on the Boulder Running Journal I co-edited...

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#MileProject – Five questions with Jenny Simpson

November 11, 2014

"For true Mile experiences, my favorite would have to be the indoor Big 12 Championships in 2009."

By Todd Straka,

I have to admit, I am not the first in my family to take on the #MileProject. Two years ago my daughter had a class assignment in which she decided to train...

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Leo Manzano Talks Training, Racing, HOKA and the Mile

November 01, 2014

“I would love for everyone to have that experience to enjoy running and see what the sport is all about.”

By Todd Straka for Bring Back the Mile

Runners of all ages and talents towered around the 5’ 5” Olympic silver medalist hoping to have a few words or snap a selfie for their social feed....

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Marathon, Meh, Try Running a Mile

September 09, 2014

Running the Mile is becoming more popular among marathoners, children and recreational runners who don't have as much time to train for longer distances.

By Kevin Helliker, Wall Street Journal

It took Taylor Gilland less than four minutes this February to run a Mile, earning him membership in...

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