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June 7th, 2023

800m & Mile

Athletes in Action Sports Complex & Retreat Center

1197 S Detroit St. Xenia, OH 45385

In the first decade of the 1900's, Wilbur and Orville Wright successfully developed the first working motor operated airplane. Much of their world changing work took place in the Dayton, Ohio area. Just as this region was a launchpad for the Wright Brothers success, we hope that it too will be a launchpad for success for high school, collegiate, and post-collegiate distance runners at the Take Flight Distance Classic.
*Open, unattached, master's, and club athletes are welcome to compete.*

Elite Men's and Women's Mile

The goal for these elite races is to take down the fastest mile ran on Ohio soil for each gender. The current marks stand at 3:56.56 for the men (José Manuel Abascal (ESP) in 1984) and 4:32.29 (Leah O'Connor, Michigan State, 2015) for the women. To help reach this goal, we are offering a $500 bonus if you are under the current record.

Elite Mile's Presented By:



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Final Schedule

                                (Updated 6/6/23)

                      7:30pm    Men's 800m

                      7:40pm    Women's 800m

                      7:55pm    Men's Open/High School Mile

                      8:15pm    Elite Men's Mile

For more information, contact:

Tim Ellis (513) 850-3193

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