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By The Numbers: The Mile

The mile has a storied history, and the classic American distance is in the midst of a comeback. Here are some facts about it.

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Competitor Group, Inc., the parent company of Competitor, will host the Jim Ryun Festival of Miles in San Diego on June 5, an evening event dedicated to various mile races and a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Ryun becoming the first high schooler to run a sub-4-minute mile. The event, at Balboa Stadium, will include an elite mile race, an ElliptiGO race, an age-group race and a chance to run for 3 minutes, 59 seconds and see how far it takes you around the track.

Here are some facts and faces you might not have known about the mile: