Mile News Tagged Fifth Avenue Mile


Best-Selling Author Malcolm Gladwell Runs 5:03 Mile

September 15, 2015

"The Tipping Point" writer places ninth in 50-54 age group at 35th Fifth Avenue Mile.

By Scott Douglas, Runner's World

Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point and other best-selling nonfiction books, ran 5:03 at Sunday's Fifth Avenue Mile in New York. It was his third consecutive...

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Mikey Brannigan to represent New York Athletic Club at 5th Avenue Mile

September 10, 2015

Brannigan, who was diagnosed with Autism when he was 18 months old, owns a personal best of 4:03.18 for the Mile.

From SI Wire

Mikey Brannigan of Newport, N.Y. will represent the New York Athletic Club in Sunday's 5th Avenue Mile.

Brannigan, who was diagnosed with Autism when he was 18...

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Running this Mile wasn’t seven minutes in heaven

August 28, 2015

“The Mile is unique because it requires both endurance and speed training to hold race pace - and also later in the final stretch to kick hard when you are hurting."

By Jen A. Miller, The Philadelphia Inquirer

This summer, I ditched my usual fall marathon training and decided to focus on...

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The 10 Best Mile Moments of 2014

December 17, 2014

HOKA ONE ONE presents the historic milestones, Mile events and U.S. Milers that headlined the year

By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile

Wow, what a year for the Mile as the storied distance had another noteworthy year of milestone anniversaries, exciting races, fast performances, records, new...

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NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile, Q&A with Jenny Simpson

September 15, 2014

"Winning today solidified that I was able to keep the whole season together, be strong from the beginning to the end."

By Elena Dyachkova, RunBlogRun.com

The 5th Avenue Mile is my favorite road race, by far, and one of my favorite competitions whatsoever. It is special in so many aspects....

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Simpson Delivers, McNamara Surprises on Fifth Avenue

September 13, 2014

Record 14 women break 4:30 in the same Mile race; 15 men go sub-4; world's largest road Mile draws 5,610 finishers who race down storied thoroughfare

From NYRR

NEW YORK – Jenny Simpson had all the momentum—and the pressure—when she lined up for the 2014 NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile late Saturday...

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Malcolm Gladwell Versus the 5 Minute Mile

September 12, 2014

Author aims for sub-5 minutes at Fifth Avenue Mile on Saturday

By Kevin Helliker, Wall Street Journal

Malcolm Gladwell hadn't raced in 35 years when he signed up for last year's Fifth Avenue Mile. The experience was rewarding enough that the author has run a handful of subsequent races,...

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Blankenship Ready for Fifth Avenue Mile

September 11, 2014

Minnesota native returning from broken toe to race against the best Milers in the Big Apple

By Jim Ferstle, DownTheBackstretch.com

Two days before this summer's Prefontaine Classic meet, Ben Blankenship broke his toe. The good news: it was a "clean" break, says Blankenship, and it healed...

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Mile Moment of the Month: The Magic of the Fifth Avenue Mile

September 10, 2014

HOKA ONE ONE presents the Mile Moment of the Month

By Bring Back the Mile

The Fifth Avenue Mile, contested on one of the world’s most famous thoroughfares, was the brainchild of New York Road Runners Club president and impresario Fred Lebow, and the debut event was run in 1981. The Mile...

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Marathon, Meh, Try Running a Mile

September 09, 2014

Running the Mile is becoming more popular among marathoners, children and recreational runners who don't have as much time to train for longer distances.

By Kevin Helliker, Wall Street Journal

It took Taylor Gilland less than four minutes this February to run a Mile, earning him membership in...

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