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Bring Back The Mile – Latest Edition


Mile wire #22-08-13

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

Weekend Mile Guide:

 
Making the Most of Your Mile: Michigan Mile at the HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races
By Bring Back the Mile
The Michigan Mile Race Series, part of the HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races,
will be held on Friday, August 23 in Flint, MI. The Michigan Mile is
the 13th stop on the BBTM Tour 2013 and features a new Friday night
start time as well as a $10,000 total prize purse for the professional
Men and Women. We sat down with Flint native and first year race
director, Andrew Younger, to discuss innovating after 30-plus years, ‘Run Flint’ and The Crim Fitness Foundation.
It is exactly these types of events that can not only showcase how
impactful the running community can be, but also in turn how impactful a
community can be on the participants.  Continue reading at bringbackthemile.com

Run a Mile with Rankin: The Other Kingdom
By Jon Rankin, BBTM CA State Mile Captain
I have waited to write my second blog post for Bring Back the Mile,
not because I didn‰Ûªt have a lot to say since being named California‰Ûªs
State Captain, but rather, because I have so much to say. The prestige
and mystique around the magical barrier of a sub-4 minute Mile is the
perfect distance, which has recaptured my heart through the eyes of
California high school kids that I have been asking them to join me in
bringing back the Mile. Since beginning this journey with Bring Back the
Mile, it has given me perspective on why I love the Mile and why I love
to run. My love for the iconic distance has begun to grow larger
because I‰Ûªm now seeing with my own eyes and listening with my own ears
just how excited student-athletes are that they may get the chance to
run the Mile rather than the 1600 meters. The high school kids I‰Ûªve met
with want to experience what I call ‰Û÷The Other Kingdom‰Ûª. Continue reading at bringbackthemile.com

Centrowitz improves to silver at Worlds
By Chris Lehourites, AP Sports Writer
MOSCOW ‰ÛÓ As Matthew Centrowitz raced
around the final bend, about to accelerate into his finishing kick, his
dad’s TV went blank. Of the millions of people who watched the
23-year-old American surge for a silver medal Sunday in the men’s 1500
meters at the World Championships, his father wasn’t one of them. “Our
feed died with about 200 (meters) to go,” said the elder Centrowitz, a
two-time U.S. Olympic team member who was back home in Washington, D.C.,
and trying to watch the race on television at a local sports bar. “We
didn’t see the finish.” If he did, he would have been proud. Instead, he
had to wait a minute or two. Two years after coming out of nowhere to
win the bronze medal at the 2011 Worlds in South Korea, Centrowitz did
one better at Luzhniki Stadium ‰ÛÓ the same venue that his father, a 5000
meter runner on the boycotting 1980 U.S. Olympic team, never got to
experience. Continue reading at bringbackthemile.com

Jenny Simpson leads silver night for Team USA at Worlds
By Nick Zaccardi, NBC Sports
Jenny Simpson won one of three silver
medals for the U.S. at the World Track & Field Championships on
Thursday in a 1500 meter final where 17-year-old Mary Cain
finished a respectable 10th. The 1500 was the key event for American
fans on Thursday‰Ûªs schedule at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Simpson, 26,
came in as the defending world champion. Cain impressed in becoming the
youngest woman ever to make the 1500 final at the World Championships.
‰ÛÏWe can do another round,‰Û Simpson told NBC Sports reporter Lewis
Johnson on Universal Sports. ‰ÛÏI‰Ûªm ready for a fourth round. ‰Û_ I was so
tired at the end because I led so much of it. I tried so hard to catch
Aregawi. ‰Û_ That‰Ûªs the hardest I‰Ûªve ever run (trying to catch her) in my
life.‰Û Continue reading at bringbackthemile.com


More on the Mile

Steve Spence‰Ûªs Sub-5 Minute Mile Streak Continues
  August 21, 2013 – By Mario Fraioli, Competitor
Summer of running success for Enola‰Ûªs Nick Berra
  August 19, 2013 – By Kelly Leighton, The Patriot-News
Cain‰Ûªs Amazing Year Ends with 10th at Worlds
  August 16, 2013 – By Mary Nicole Nazzaro, Runner’s World
A middle-distance relationship
  August 14, 2013 – By Helene Elliott, LA Times



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