Bring Back the Mile Midway Thru 2013 Tour

Mile wire #13-06-13

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

Inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013 Reaches Mid-Point
By Bring Back the Mile
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. ‰ÛÒ (June 11, 2013) ‰ÛÒ The inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013,
which features 14 events nationwide and one end-of-the-year gala, has
reached the halfway point with plenty of highlights and Mile action.
Bring Back the Mile (BBTM), launched in January 2012, is a national
campaign to elevate and celebrate the iconic distance. ‰ÛÏTo-date, the
Bring Back the Mile Tour has generated some thrilling racing and also
produced numerous Mile records in several categories,‰Û said BBTM Founder
Ryan Lamppa.
‰ÛÏWithout a doubt, the Tour events have engaged and entertained runners
of all ages and abilities, the media, fans and the general public, and
we look forward to the second half of the BBTM Tour 2013 and more Mile
excitement.‰Û Continue reading at
Run a Mile with Rankin: The Dream and the Return of the Mile
By Bring Back the Mile
Jon Rankin serves as BBTM’s California Captain
for the state petition drive to replace the 1600m with the Mile at the
High School State Meet. He will be providing occasional posts on his
journey as the California Captain. His first entry is titled “The Dream and the Return of the Mile: A Worthy Quest”‰ÛÓI
still can‰Ûªt believe it‰Ûªs been more than 15 years since I officially
became not just a runner, but a Miler. And, thanks in large part to the
guys at Bring Back the Mile, their gentle nudge to have me look back on
my days as a high school Miler has helped to me realize how amazing my
journey as a Miler has been. As a much wiser Miler than I was when I was
just 15-years-old, I want to share my story and experiences with the
future Milers of this sport. Continue reading at
Making the Most of Your Mile: College Avenue Mile
By Bring Back the Mile
The College Avenue Mile is put on by the Garden State Track Club
(GSTC) and took place on Saturday night, June 8, in New Brunswick, NJ.
In its second year, this great community centric event hosted for the
first time the Royal Rumble One-Mile and Two-Mile Relays along with a
family friendly heptathlon, which includes a dunk tank, tug-o-war as
well as a beer and BBQ garden among other activities. BBTM sat down with
Club President, Chuck Schneekloth,
who spends his days as an English teacher and Track coach from
Metuchen, to discuss this unique Mile in New Jersey and what motivates
the GSTC. Continue reading at

Daniel Clark runs sub-4 minute Mile at Festival of Miles
By Eric Hammis, Michigan Live
JACKSON, MI ‰ÛÒ Daniel Clark
has run track for Notre Dame University and competed in the 2012 U.S.
Olympic Trials. Now the Jackson Lumen Christi High School graduate can
etch his name next to Roger Bannister‘s in the hallows of running history. On Thursday, May 30 during the Big River Festival of Miles
at St. Louis University High School in St. Louis, Mo., Clark officially
cracked the 4-minute barrier in the Mile. Clark finished in second
place by just two-tenths of a second in the elite class of the Mile run,
and took a quick glance at his time. He was astonished with what he
saw. He finished in 3 minutes, 59.45 seconds. Continue reading at


More on the Mile

Mary Cain‰Ûªs World Champs Chances Just Improved
  June 11, 2013 – By Peter Gambaccini, Runner’s World
The Return of the Kings: Coe, Ovett and Cram at Bislett
  June 10, 2013 – By IAAF Diamond League
The Mile is just like High School
  June 7, 2013 – By Erzsebet Nagy, Maine Class A 800m, 1600m & 3200m Champ
The Mile, America‰Ûªs Classic Distance
  June 4, 2013 – By TJ Murphy, Competitor

Upcoming BBTM Tour 2013 Events

Freedom Mile

Ryan Shay
Memorial Mile

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