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Mile wire #4-02-13

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

Bring Back the Mile Announces Anniversary Contest Winner
By Bring Back the Mile
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. ‰ÛÒ (February 21, 2013) ‰ÛÒ Nathan Bickell and Shai Ben-Dor of Ithaca, NY are the winners of the Bring Back the Mile Anniversary Contest. Their #IAMTHEMILE video
was selected over numerous photo and video submissions from across the
country ‰ÛÒ all tied to one common theme: the Mile, one of the most iconic
and storied events in sport.

‰ÛÏIn
celebration of Bring Back the Mile‰Ûªs first year, our anniversary video
will showcase the contest submissions, and we congratulate and thank
Nathan and Shai and the other contest entrants who produced some
wonderful and original videos and photos on the BBTM theme,‰Û said Ryan Lamppa BBTM Founder. ‰ÛÏWe also thank our anniversary contest sponsors Running Warehouse and RunnerSpace.com for their support and promotion.‰Û Continue reading at bringbackthemile.com.

 

A Beautiful Night for the Mile: Reid, Lomong Win the Wanamaker Mile
By Duncan Larkin, The Mile wire
NEW
YORK ‰ÛÒ (February 16, 2013) ‰ÛÒ Under the bright lights and amidst the
roaring of a sold-out crowd at the 168th Street Armory in Upper
Manhattan, Sheila Reid of Canada prevailed against a star-studded field in the inaugural women‰Ûªs NYRR Wanamaker Mile on Saturday night at the 106th edition of the storied Millrose Games. Reid‰Ûªs winning time was a world leading 4 minutes, 27.02 seconds. However, all eyes were on 16-year-old American Mary Cain
of Bronxville, New York, who came in second to Reid in 4:28.25. Though
she wasn‰Ûªt the race‰Ûªs winner, Cain shattered a stunning four national
records with her time, including her own national high school Mile
record. Additionally, she broke the U.S. Junior record for that
distance. Continue reading at bringbackthemile.com

 
Tri-Cities Track Classic Coming to Tipton Stadium
By Madison Mathews, Johnson City Press
If you build it, they will come. That‰Ûªs the logic being put toward the inaugural Tri-Cities Track Classic, which will be held April 19-20 at Science Hill High School‰Ûªs Kermit Tipton Stadium.
The massive stadium features a nine-lane oval track that rivals most
collegiate facilities, and meet organizers plan to utilize Science
Hill‰Ûªs facilities to host high school athletes from more than eight
states during the two-day event… …The track meet has also been named
a part of the Bring Back the Mile Tour.
Bring Back the Mile is a national movement that seeks to bring back the
Mile run as part of track and field events. The Mile run will be named
after Ray Flynn, an Olympian and East Tennessee State University graduate. Continue reading at johnsoncitypress.com

 
Will Bernard Lagat Live Forever?
By Nicholas Thompson, The New Yorker
Most
athletes peak at about the age of twenty-six or twenty-seven. For
tennis players, it‰Ûªs a bit younger; for golfers, a bit older. Most
everyone starts to fade by about thirty. There are, however, a few
freaks. One of them pitches relief for the Yankees. Another of them won
the two-mile at the Millrose Games, at the Armory, on Saturday night. The runner is named Bernard Lagat,
and he‰Ûªs thirty-eight. He completed two miles, indoors, in eight
minutes and nine-and-a-half seconds. That‰Ûªs the fastest an American has
ever run, and Lagat now holds national records in the fifteen-hundred
metres, the mile, the three-thousand metres, the two-mile, and the
five-thousand metres. Continue reading at newyorker.com.

 

More on the Mile

British Milers Get Slap in the Face
  February 20, 2013 – By Jason Henderson, Athletics Weekly
Olympic Snub Drives TU‰Ûªs O‰ÛªHare to NCAA Mile Record
  February 20, 2013 – By John E. Hoover, Tulsa World
Former Hilltopper Breaks 4-Minute Mile, to Run at USA Indoor Championships
  February 19, 2013 – By James Barron, The New Mexican
Edward Cheserek of St. Benedict’s Prep will attend Oregon
  February 16, 2013 – By Jim Lambert, Star-Ledger



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