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Ben Blankenship

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Ben Blankenship

Gender: Male
Birthday: 12/15/1988 - 26 years old
 

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Ben Blankenship 2014Name: Ben Blankenship
Date of birth:
December 15, 1988
Hometown:
Stillwater, Minnesota
High School:
Stillwater High School
College:
University of Minnesota, 2012
Current residence:
Eugene, Oregon
Primary event:
1,500m
Personal bests:

 • 1,500m, 3:35.28, 2015
 • Mile, 3:53.13, 2015
 • 3,000m 7:45.44, 2015
 • 2 Mile, 8:16.53, 2015
Career achievements:

 • Mile
   - 2010 Big Ten Champion
   - 2013 Falmouth Mile Champion
 • 3,000m
   - 2011 NCAA Indoor Runner-Up

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What is your most epic workout ever?  This year I did a 1200-1000-800 with short rest at race pace with 5x 200 at the end.. it wasn't the workout itself that was difficult but the conditions.  Pouring rain, high velocity winds, and on my own.  Had to stay mentally in it to make it through.  

What drives you to work so hard?  I naturally have a lot of self-motivation - it is not a huge struggle for me to get out the door and accomplish workouts and runs.  I think this stems from the fact that I really enjoy running - and I want to do everything I can to be better.  I would deeply regret ending my running career without seeing everything through.

Why have you chosen to live and train in Eugene?  Mark Rowland! Eugene is Tracktown USA so many ideas come into mind, but my number one reason for locating myself in Eugene, OR is Mark Rowland.  To be the best you have to work with the best. 

 Who or what has been your greatest inspiration as an athlete?  My collegiate coach Steve Plasencia.  He has been both an mentor and a friend throughout my running career and I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to learn from him.

What is the key to your success?  It can be easy to get distracted in this business but running is and should be relatively simple - listen to your body and work hard.  

 

My Results

  Pl Rd F/H# Mark Converted Wind Division  
2015 USATF Outdoor Track and Field Championships
1500m 1 P 3 3:44.86 Open  
1500m 4 F 1 3:38.78 Open  

2015 Portland Track Festival
800m 3 F 1 1:48.45 Open  

2015 PreClassic.com - The official Prefontaine Classic website
Mile 1 F 2 3:55.72 Open  

2015 Shanghai Diamond League - Shanghai Golden Grand Prix
1500m 4 F 1 3:35.48 Open  

2015 USATF Indoor Track and Field Championships
Mile 2 F 1 4:02.14  
2 Mile 2 F 1 8:27.31  

2015 British Grand Prix - Birmingham
1500m 4 F 1 3:35.28 Open  

2015 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix
Mile 2 F 1 3:53.13 Open  

2015 Armory Track Invitational
3k 3 F 1 7:45.44 Enroute Invitational  
2 Mile 3 F 1 8:16.53  

2014 Fifth Avenue Mile
1 Mile Road 15     3:57.8 Open  

2014 Hoka One One Middle Distance Classic
5k 12 F 1 13:54.64  

2014 Oregon Twilight
1500m 1 F 1 3:39.33 Invitational  

2014 USATF Indoor Track and Field Championships
3k 5 F 1 8:04.70 Open  

2014 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix
3k 11 F 1 7:46.55 Open  

2014 Washington Indoor Preview
3k 2 F 3 7:55.04  

2013 Fifth Avenue Mile
1 Mile Road 10     3:55.7 Open  

2013 Crim Festival of Races
1 Mile Road 1     4:05.59 Open  

2013 Falmouth Road Race
Mile 1 F 1 3:56.27 Open  

2013 Meeting Sport Solidarieta - Lignano
1500m 1 F 1 3:37.03 Open  

2013 KBC Night of Athletics - Heusden
1500m 4 F 2 3:38.22 Open  

2013 Meeting de Sotteville
3k 7 F 1 7:47.07 Open  

2013 Memorial Leon Buyle - Flanders Cup Oordegem
1500m 4 F 2 3:39.70 Open  

2013 Cork City Sports International Athletics Meeting
Mile 3 F 1 3:56.66 Open  

2013 USATF Outdoor Track and Field Championships
1500m 2 P 3 3:41.66 Open  
1500m 10 F 1 3:46.95 Open  

2013 Portland Track Festival
800m 11 F 2 1:49.38 High Performance  

2013 PreClassic.com - The official Prefontaine Classic website
1500m 4 F 1 3:39.48 Open  

2013 Hoka One One Middle Distance Classic
1500m 28 F 1 3:39.39  

2013 Payton Jordan Invitational
1500m 5 F 1 3:39.71 Section 1  

2013 Oregon Relays - OregonRelays.com
5k 11 F 1 13:57.35 McChesney Jr College  

2013 Oregon Preview
1500m 1 F 1 3:48.57  

2013 Washington Indoor Husky Classic
Mile 1 F 1 3:58.66 INVITE  

 

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Men's 1500m Final - USATF Outdoor Track and Field Championships 2015
Men's 1500m Prelim Heat 3 - USATF Outdoor Track and Field Championships 2015
Men's International Mile - Nike Prefontaine Classic 2015
Nike Men's Mile - USATF Indoor Track and Field Championships 2015
Men's 2 Mile - USATF Indoor Track and Field Championships 2015
New Balance Men's Mile - New Balance Indoor Grand Prix
Men's 2 Mile Invitational - Armory Track Invitational 2015
Mens 5000m - USATF High Performance Distance Classic 2014
Ben Blankenship 1st Men's 1500 3:39.33 - Minnesota Mile was Cancelled so came back Thursday Night - Oregon Twilight 2014