Mile wire #4-07-12
BARBARA, Calif. ÛÒ The Mile wire is a regular update on the best
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Making the Most of Your Mile: Liberty Mile
By Bring Back the Mile
America’s #1 sports city hosts a fast, hot, $25,000 Mile showdown. We sat down with Patrice Matamoros, Race Director for the inaugural GNC Live Well Liberty Mile in Pittsburgh, a Bring Back the Mile Featured Event Partner.
A passionate Steel City resident and road race promoter extraordinaire,
she discusses the road to launching the Liberty Mile, the uniquness of
the distance, supporting professional athletes and challenging anyone
and everyone to run fast. Patrice has served as the race director of the
Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon since 2008, successfully re-launching it after a 5 year hiatus. Continue reading at bringbackthemile.com.
A Moment Spent on Running’s Hallowed Ground
By Philip Hersh, Chicago Tribune
the London Diamond League track meet July 13, ten of the 11 finishers
in the men’s Mile run broke four minutes. The only rare thing now about
that time is how few chances elite international athletes get to run the
Mile these days, as the metric Mile (1500 meters) has become the
standard distance in most big meets, including the Olympics. But there
still is a special feeling about the place where a runner first broke
what seemed like the insurmountable barrier of the four-minute Mile,
even if the cinder track on which it occurred was long ago replaced by
an all-weather surface, now called the Roger Bannister Track. Continue reading at chicagotribune.com. Free registration required.
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