Bring Back The Mile-Stories, Interviews, Olympics

Mile wire #4-07-12

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

Bring Back the Mile Accepts Magic Mile Global Team Challenge

By Bring Back the Mile
Bring Back the Mile has accepted the Magic Mile Global Team Challenge that was recently announced by the MarathonTALK
crew in Great Britain. The main objectives of the Magic Mile
competition, to be held September 3-16, are to see how fast you can run a
Mile and to promote fun and fitness via the most iconic distance in
sport. In the Challenge, BBTM will be leading the Team USA effort, while
MarathonTALK will represent Team UK, and The Naked Runners from Australia, Team Rest of the World. Continue reading at


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


July 26 – August 10 Mile Guide

By Bring Back the Mile
In honor of the Olympic Games
we have an extended Mile Guide in which we take you through a couple of
recent memorable international Miles, the 1500 meter Olympic schedule,
and a plethora of Miles taking place across the country. Continue reading at


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 Free registration required.


More on the Mile

Confidence Growing, Rowbury Ready for Rigors of 1500m Rounds
  July 24, 2012 – By David Monti, Race Results Weekly
Plymouth catching Olympic fever as Uceny prepares for games
  July 24, 2012 – By Rick Schutt, South Bend Tribune
Mexican-American Track Star Hopes Big Heart Provides Olympic Edge
  July 21, 2012 – Latin American Herald Tribune
Anne Arundel running star to compete at London Games
  July 20, 2012 – By WBAL-TV 11

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