The 2016 TC 1 Mile took place Thursday night on the streets of Minneapolis, doubling as the USATF 1-mile road championship.
Ben Blankenship made headlines, not only winning the race but shattering the event record in a time of 3:55.8, nearly four seconds ahead of Garrett Heath (3:59.7). Travis Burkstrand finished third in 4:01.4. On the women’s side, Heather Kampf captured her fourth USATF title in the event, winning in 4:34.2 ahead of Christy Cazzola (4:37.2) and Gabriele Grunewald (4:39.0).
For the win, Blankenship and Kampf earned $5,000. Blankenship earned an additional $10,000 for lowering the event record.
In all, 2,300 runners participated in the mile run, which ran along the Mississippi Riverfront and finished near the Guthrie Theater. Here are photos from the action, taken by Competitive Image courtesy of Twin Cities In Motion: