A premier class of one-mile runners is assembled for Sunday's Minnesota Mile in downtown Duluth.
Among those entered is two-time defending champion, Jack Bolas. Bolas won with a time of 4 minutes and 6 seconds in 2015 and a time of 4 minutes and 2 seconds in 2014. 2012 and 2014 Minnesota Mile Women’s Champion, Heather Kampf, is also entered. Kampf ran a 4:29.9 mile in 2014 and a 4:36.5 mile in 2012. They will be racing in an elite division that features a $20,100 prize purse with the men’s and women’s winners each receiving $3,000.
Kampf set a new personal record at the Fifth Avenue Mile earlier this month running a 4:19.7 mile and placing third overall. She’ll be joined in the women’s division by Team USA Minnesota teammates Meghan Peyton and Abbabiya Simbassa.
1500-meter Olympian (United Kingdom/2016) Chris O’Hare, will make his first appearance at the Minnesota Mile after returning from the Rio earlier in the summer.
The races begin one block east of Fitger’s on Superior Street and finish past the Holiday Center. In addition to the elite race, the event includes races for children, recreational and semi-elite runners.
The Minnesota Mile is a stop on the nationwide Bring Back the Mile Tour 2016. For more on the Bring Back the Mile Tour, visit www.bringbackthemile.com.