It's been almost 20 years since the last Sub-4 Mile was run on Long Island. Recent Pro, and now World Record Holder, Kyle Merber, is coming back to the area where his prep career blossomed, to bring Elite competition once again to Long Island. His grassroots meet, called the Hoka One One Long Island Mile, looks to merge the lines of prep and pro, for one spectacular night of racing in the Empire State.
We caught up with Kyle Merber recently, at 5-Star XC Camp, to talk about the event
Wednesday, September 9th, 2015
St. Anthony’s High School, Huntington Station, Long Island, NY
Community Races start at 6:30pm, followed by local open and masters championship races, and a sub-elite professional 4 minute mile attempt
Sayville Running Company Elite Men’s 1 Mile Run & Smithtown Running Company Elite Women’s 1 Mile Run will begin at approximately 8:30pm
Race your heat, then watch the elite!
On September 9th the greatest mile ever fielded on Long Island soil will take place at St. Anthony’s High School, and you can be a part of it!
Sayville Running Company, Hoka One One, and Kyle Merber have teamed up to create this unique community event. Twelve men will toe the line with hopes of breaking four minutes, and a tremendous woman’s race has been fielded.
Lace up your racers, step onto the track, and give your best go at the mile before watching the main event from the infield.
Not interested in racing? No problem. This festival promises to be one of the best spectator events of the year. Whether you are a casual sports fan, or a die-hard track enthusiast, you’ll be sure to enjoy this elite competition and its raucous atmosphere.
Long Island has an incredible running community and we look forward to cheering these athletes through the quickest mile possible!