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principal system of weights and measures used in a few nations, the only major industrial one being the United States. It actually consists of two related systems—the U.S.
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a measure of length used in the national nonmetric systems of units; now used mainly in navigation.

The USSR and most other countries use the nautical mile, which, according to the International Hydrographic Conference of 1929, is equal to 1.852 km, or the average length of 1’ of the arc of a meridian. One nautical mile is equal to 10 cable lengths.

In Great Britain 1 nautical mile equals 1.853184 km, and 1 statute land mile equals 1.609344 km (it is also used in the USA). A geographic mile (German) is equal to 1/15° of the equator, or 7.4204 km. The old Russian mile was equal to 7.46760 km; the old Roman mile, to 1.481 km.


A unit of length in common use in the United States, equal to 5280 feet, or 1609.344 meters. Abbreviated mi. Also known as land mile; statute mile.


1. a unit of length used in the U.K., the US, and certain other countries, equal to 1760 yards. 1 mile is equivalent to 1.609 34 kilometres
3. See Swedish mile
4. any of various units of length used at different times and places, esp the Roman mile, equivalent to 1620 yards
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He was a four-time indoor/outdoor NCAA champion at Texas, and won last year's International Mile (3:52.41).
Men's mile: Leo Manzano, 3:52.41, in International Mile, reset by Matthew Centrowitz, 3:50.53, in Bowerman Mile
After landing the Group 2 International Mile Trial from The Duke in November, he had looked unlucky when losing out to the same horse in the Hong Kong Mile a month later, but his form is on an upward curve and he won with something to spare on Sunday.
Leonel Manzano won the international mile in 3:52.41 while Jordan McNamara was second at 3:52.89.
In those terms, DBS has increasingly strong credentials, boosted by last year's Group winners Kinnaird (Prix de l'Opera-Gr1), Dave's Best (Cathay Pacific International Mile Trial-Gr2), Penkenna Princess (Dubai Duty Free Stakes-Gr3), Balthazaar's Gift (Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte-Gr2), and Speciosa (Rockfel Stakes-Gr2).
Men's international mile, 12:33 p.m.: Though the official field won't be announced until later today, expected participants include Oregon Track Club Elite's Jordan McNamara and Patrick Casey; Evan Jager, the American record-holder in the 3,000 steeplechase; David Torrence, who set a PR of 3:52 at the Pre in 2012; and two-time Olympian Lopez Lomong.
DAVE'S BEST may have earned himself an invitation to the Group 1 Hong Kong Mile on December 11 after his 78-1 shock victory over Bullish Luck in the Group 2 Cathay Pacific International Mile Trial at Sha Tin yesterday, writes Bob Tran.
2 Ayanleh Souleiman, 21, of Djibouti, who won bronze in the 800 at the World Championships last summer, is also entered in the race, as is South African Johan Cronje, the bronze medalist in Moscow, and James Magut of Kenya, who won the last two Pre Classic International Mile races.
His next race will be the Cathay Pacific International Mile Trial on November 20."
Brown was all set to run the International Mile at the Prefontaine Classic, but he suffered a mild right quad strain during a speed workout earlier in the week, and opted to play it safe.
Silent Witness maintained his unbeaten record with an easy win in the International Sprint Trial, while Lucky Owners completed the double in the International Mile Trial.
Men's International mile, 7:41 p.m.: Two-time Olympian Andrew Wheating, of OTC Elite, and training partner Russell Brown are local headliners.

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