Bring Back The Mile Newsletter (Chock Full)

Mile wire #3-06-21

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

2012 Olympic Trials ‘People’s Contest

By Bring Back the Mile
Today marks the first day of competition at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track & Field – Team Trials and in honor of this 11-day track-apolooza, ending Sunday, July 1, we’ve launched the Bring Back the Mile “People’s Contest“. The Grand Prize winner will take home a special Mile Legends package including an exclusive Jim Ryun autographed “I Am the Mile” t-shirt and one-of-a-kind signed items for BBTM by Don Bowden, the first American to break four minutes in the Mile, and Mile great Marty Liquori. Four runner-ups will receive a BBTM Lap 3 VIP membership package. Continue reading at


2012 U.S. Prep Milers Produce Greater Depth

By Bring Back the Mile
American prep Milers have had another banner year across the country as evidenced by the ESPN / Dyestat‘s
Elite Rankings, which go back to 1999, and these rankings reveal that
the 2012 Outdoor season continues a U.S. trend of more top end Mile
performances. Leading the way were four girls who broke the 4:40
barrier, the most in one year, in addition to an impressive nine
runners who cracked 4:05 in the adidas Jim Ryun Dream Mile, the first time that has happened. Continue reading at


June 21 – July 1 Mile Guide

By Bring Back the Mile
is this type of week at BBTM HQ that has us giddy with Mile events from
coast-to-coast. Not to mention that America’s current crop of great
Milers will get a chance to book their ticket to London at the U.S. Olympic Track & Field – Team Trials
in the international 1500 meter distance. Below we provide a complete
rundown of all the upcoming races in a town near you and also highlight
four male and four female athlete profiles to prep you for all the
hours of NBC television coverage in the next week. Continue reading at


Brief Chat: Morgan Uceny’s Fast 1500s

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner’s World
Morgan Uceny
enters the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials with the year’s fastest American
time in the women’s 1500 by 4 seconds, a 4:01.59 for fourth place in
Rome. In 2011, Uceny was the USATF champion in the 1500, had the
fastest 1500 time in the world, a 4:00.06, and was ranked #1 in the
world in the event. Her one big disappointment came in the World
Championships final in Daegu; she was knocked down and finished tenth. Continue reading at


More on the Mile

Olympian Then and Now: Gabe Jennings
  June 20, 2012 – By Matt McCue, Runner’s World
David Torrence’s drive to run for his country
  June 20, 2012 – By John Crumpacker, San Francisco Chronicle
Wheating on comeback trail
  June 20, 2012 – By Gary Horowitz, Statesman Journal
London 2012: Alan Webb trying to unlock his elusive talents
  June 19, 2012 – By Rick Maese, Washington Post

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