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Four laps, four quarters of a mile, under 4 minutes.

Join the American Running Association (ARA) fifty years later to celebrate the grand achievement of Sir Roger Bannister, MD, and many of the other greats in the mile from America and other nations of the world. American Running and its professional division, the American Medical Athletic Association (AMAA) are privileged to salute some of the greatest miler pioneers in world history. Over the past 50 years, running a sub-4 mile has been viewed as one of the great clubs to join in running. On this celebratory evening, many of the male and female pioneers in the mile will be present to be honored for "Mastering the Mile."

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Special offer for American Running Association members: 25% off tickets to the HONORS Gala on May 26th. Tickets are available by calling Nancy Talbot at 800-776-2732 x 17.

Legendary Milers slated to appear: Wes Santee, America's best hope in the early 50s to be the first person to break 4 minutes; Don Bowden, the first American who ran sub-4: Jim Bailey, the first person to run sub-4 on U.S. soil, Dick Buerkle, the last American to hold the world record in the mile (indoors), Doris Brown Heritage, the first woman to run a sub-5 minute mile, and several other legends in the mile. An exclusive video from Sir Roger Bannister will be viewed at the Honors Gala.

Event Goal: Raise funds to support "One-on-One, Walk & Run," the ARA's youth fitness program designed to increase the physical activity levels of kids across the United States.

AMERICAN RUNNING HONORS GALA

Ritz Carlton--Pentagon City

(Washington DC Area)

When: May 26, 2004

6:30 pm Cocktails and Silent Auction

7:30-10:00 pm Dinner and Program

SPONSORSHIP AND TABLE

SALE INFORMATION: www.americanrunning.org

Click on ARA HONORS.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Please call 800-776-2732 and speak with Dave Watt (ext 13) or Nancy Talbot (ext 17) or email Dave: dave@americanrunning.org

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