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SANTA
BARBARA, Calif. ‰ÛÒ The Mile wire is a regular update on the best
stories, exclusive interviews and everything Mile-related.

Making the Most of Your Mile: Solvang Mile

By Bring Back the Mile
SOLVANG,
Calif. – In a village known for its Danish, fairy tale-esque charm,
nestled in California wine country (think the movie Sideways) the inaugural Solvang Mile
this Saturday draws in an elite Men’s Mile field and Milers of all ages
and abilities from Southern California. Runners will intimately get to
know this beautiful town in BBTM’s own backyard. We sat down with Race
Director Alex Kehaya of North American Athletics and a local teacher at the Dunn School as well as one of the first year participants (and embarking on his first ever race) Frank Charlton. Continue reading at bringbackthemile.com.

 

Breaking Four: A Family Affair – Lap 1

By Liam Boylan-Pett, Bring Back the Mile
Part one in a four part series on the sub-4 Mile father / son Bair duo. Written by Liam Boylan-Pett, a fellow sub-4 Miler (#315 on the United States sub-4 minute Mile list), currently training with the New Jersey-New York Track Club.
Liam obtained Bachelor’s Degrees in Sociology and Creative Writing from
Columbia University and finished his NCAA eligibility at Georgetown
University where he completed a Master’s Degree in Journalism. Continue reading at bringbackthemile.com.

 


 

Rise Up: 5 Questions with Morgan Uceny

By Duncan Larkin, Competitor Magazine
At the U.S. Olympic Trials in June, Morgan Uceny
cemented her status as the best 1500 meter runner in the United States,
winning the event in 4:04.59 to qualify for her first Olympic team. At
the Games in London, however, tragedy struck Uceny for the second
straight year in the final of major championship. Duncan Larkin recently caught up with Uceny, an adidas-sponsored athlete who is coached by Terrence Mahon of the Mammoth Track Club, and asked her about the Olympics, her current training and future goals. Continue reading at competitor.com

 

The Burr Oaks Mile

Rick Schnittker, I AM THE MILE
Just how easy and fun is it to put on a Mile event? During the September Magic Mile contest, Rick Schnittker,
a Bowling Green alumnus and a BBTM ‘My Most Memorable Mile’ essay
contest runner-up, decided he would find out. On September 8 he chalked
up the road, found some medals from past races in his garage, and
rounded up the neighborhood. If more Miles like The Burr Oaks Mile
sprouted up, we all might be just a little bit better for it. Continue reading at bringbackthemile.com.

 

More on the Mile

Track Star Leo Manzano Returns to Marble Falls After Olympic Silver
  September 30, 2012 – By Jazmine Ulloa, American-Statesman
BBTM Mile Legend: Jim Ryun
  By Bring Back the Mile
Track Where Sir Roger Bannister Trained to Be Reopened
  September 26, 2012 – By ITV News
A Century of Greatness: Louie Zamperini
  September 14, 2012 – By Fox Sports West

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