106th Millrose Games

106th Millrose Games

Saturday, February 16, 4:00pm

New York, NY - The Armory

Simply the most historic indoor track & field event in the world, the Millrose Games went uptown in 2012, moving from Madison Square Garden to The Armory. The 105th Millrose Games packed The Armory and the 106th edition with the famed Wanamaker Mile (women too in 2013) is expected to do the same!

3:51.21 Lopez Lomong (USA / OR), 2013
4:21.45 Doina Melinte (ROM), 1988

NYRR Wanamaker Mile races include defending men's champion Matthew Centrowitz.

2013 NYRR Wanamaker Mile Champions
Lopez Lomong (USA / OR), 3:51.21, meet record
Sheila Reid (CAN), 4:27.02

The Wanamaker Mile is a stop on the nationwide inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013.

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Inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013 Ends with a Flourish

Highlights of national promotional tour of iconic distance include thrilling races and numerous meet, U.S. Junior, NCAA, course and State records; $120,000 awarded to top Milers

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – (September 12, 2013) – The inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013, showcasing 14 events nationwide, produced exciting Mile racing throughout the year including the Tour finale at the Minnesota Mile on Sunday, September 8 where Americans Ben Blankenship and Gabriele Anderson shattered course records, clocking 3 minutes, 52.7 seconds and 4:21.3, respectively, and running the fastest Miles ever in Minnesota. Bring Back the Mile (BBTM), launched in January 2012, is a national campaign to elevate and celebrate the iconic distance.

“The first Bring Back the Mile Tour exceeded our expectations, with numerous thrilling Tour event finishes and record or near record number of participants for virtually every Tour event as well as many national, NCAA, state and event records were set,” BBTM Founder Ryan Lamppa said. “The Tour events, which awarded $120,000 in prize money, and the top Milers inspired, engaged and entertained runners of all ages and abilities, the media, fans and the general public, and we look forward to bringing back the Tour in 2014 to create more Mile magic.”


Millrose Women’s Mile Winner: ‘A Really Fun Race’

Sheila Reid had Mary Cain join her on victory lap.

February 18, 2013

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

The headliners at Saturday’s Millrose Games at the Armory were, as usual, Bernard Lagat, who set a new American indoor two-Mile record of 8:09.49, and this winter’s biggest star and fan favorite, Mary Cain of Bronxville, New York, who came in second in a women’s Mile field of seasoned pros and talented collegians and lowered her national high school indoor Mile record to 4:28.25.


A Beautiful Night for the Mile: Reid, Lomong Win the Wanamaker Mile

Multiple records topple in the Armory Saturday night as high school phenom Mary Cain betters her own U.S. record, while Lomong and O’Hare take the storied race into new terrain.

February 16, 2013

By Duncan Larkin, The Mile wire

NEW YORK – (February 16, 2013) – Under the bright lights and amidst the roaring of a sold-out crowd at the 168th Street Armory in Upper Manhattan, Sheila Reid of Canada prevailed against a star-studded field in the inaugural women’s NYRR Wanamaker Mile on Saturday night at the 106th edition of the storied Millrose Games.

Meanwhile, in the men’s NYRR Wanamaker Mile, now in its 87th year, former University of Oregon standout and 2011 World Championship bronze medalist in the 1500m, Matthew Centrowitz Jr. squared off against top rival Lopez Lomong. Centrowitz was there to defend his title as well as chase Bernard Lagat’s meet record of 3:52.87. But in the end, it was Lomong’s night.


2013 NYRR Wanamaker Mile Results

Saturday, February 16

MEN - 9:50pm EST
Lopez Lomong Nike Oregon TC USA 3:51.21*
Matthew Centrowitz Nike USA 3:51.34
Ciaran O'Lionaird Nike Oregon TC IRL 3:52.10
Chris O'Hare U of Tulsa GBR 3:52.98#
Lawi Lalang U of Arizona KEN 3:54.56
Ryan Hill NC State USA 3:54.89
Garrett Heath Saucony USA 3:55.55
Ryan Gregson Nike AUS 3:55.97
Donn Cabral Nike USA 4:00.21
Liam Boylan-Pett NJ/NY TC USA 4:05.21
Brian Gagnon NJ/NY TC USA DNF
Robby Andrews adidas USA DNF
Mark Wieczorek Brooks USA Rabbit
* Event record / # NCAA record
WOMEN - 8:40pm EST
Sheila Reid Nike CAN 4:27.02
Mary Cain unattaced USA 4:28.25*
Kate Grace Oiselle - NJ/NY TC USA 4:28.79
Emma Coburn U of Colorado USA 4:29.86
Abbey D'Agostino Dartmouth USA 4:30.03
Hilary Stellingwerff New Balance CAN 4:30.50
Sarah Brown New Balance USA 4:31.26
Emily Infeld Nike Oregon TC USA 4:31.50
Renee Tomlin Nike USA 4:35.99
Jordan Hasay U of Oregon USA 4:36.21
Ashley Higginson Saucony USA 4:36.63
Sara Vaughn Bowerman AC USA Rabbit
* U.S. Junior & H.S. indoor records


Mile Guide: Wanamaker Edition

February 13, 2013

By Bring Back the Mile

First held in 1908 and known as the Wanamaker Mile from 1926 on, the world famous Mile enters its second year away from the boards of Madison Square Gardens to the uber fast and energetic New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory. Named after Rodman Wanamaker, the head of the Wanamaker's Department Store in New York City, it became one of the most famous events in the sport elevating stars such as Eamonn Coghlan, the "Chairman of the Boards," and the ageless Bernard Lagat as well as electric performances such as Doina Melinte's current Millrose Games record of 4:21.45 in 1988.


High School Junior Makes Mile the Race to Watch

February 15, 2013

By Ken Belson, The New York Times

The high point of the Millrose Games is typically the men’s Wanamaker Mile, the finale of the country’s best known indoor track and field meet. 


In Running, It Pays to Be Short (Sometimes)

February 15, 2013

By Sara Germano, The Wall Street Journal

It goes without saying that to be a track champion, you have to be swift. But running pros will tell you that, especially for indoor races, it also helps to be short.

Dozens of Olympians and world champions will toe the line Saturday at the 168th Street Armory for the 106th Millrose Games, one of the oldest indoor track meets in the world. Its champions will likely be runners with high esteem, but short stature.


Connolly and Centro Bookend a Colorful Wanamaker History

February 14, 2013

By Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

Last year, New York Road Runners sponsored the men’s NYRR Wanamaker Mile for the first time. Matthew Centrowitz took charge to win his professional debut at the distance in 3:53.92.


Cabral Comes to NYRR Wanamaker on a Mile High

February 13, 2013

By Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

Donn Cabral was a track star at Connecticut’s Glastonbury High School, about two hours northeast of New York City. After that, he was a track star at New Jersey’s Princeton University, about an hour southwest. Never all that far from the Millrose Games, but never quite close enough, either.


Matthew Centrowitz Wants Wanamaker Mile Record Saturday

February 13, 2013

He'll shoot for win and sub-3:52 at the Millrose Games.

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

Matthew Centrowitz, 23, won the Wanamaker Mile at the 2012 Millrose Games in 3:53.92. He returns to the Games on Saturday at the Armory in New York with Bernard Lagat’s Wanamaker record of 3:52.87 as his target.


Miler Laura Leff Returns to the Armory

High School Athlete of the Week

February 13, 2013

By Marc Bloom, Running Times

After everything that had gone haywire for New York distance star Laura Leff during the past year — all the injuries, uncertainties and lost time — what were the chances that when she was finally healthy and back in the groove some goofball would blithely stray onto the track and right into Leff’s path during a big race?


Oregon Track & Field Rundown

All eyes are on the Millrose Games, where Matthew Centrowitz will chase a record

February 13, 2013

By Ken Goe, The Oregonian

The spotlight squarely is on the Wanamaker Mile in Saturday's Millrose Games.

Nike Oregon Project star Matthew Centrowitz is targeting the meet record on a day in which the Millrose will have the attention to itself.


New Pro Emily Infeld Adjusts to Training with Shalane Flanagan

February 11, 2013

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

Emily Infeld was fourth in the women’s race at the USATF Cross Country Championships on February 2 in St. Louis, qualifying for the U.S. team at the world cross country championships in Poland on March 24.


Cain “Excited to See What I Can Do” in NYRR Wanamaker Mile

February 04, 2013

By Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

It didn’t take Mary Cain long to start looking ahead to the NYRR Wanamaker Mile.

“I know there’s going to be a lot of good competition,” said Cain on Saturday night, soon after obliterating the U.S. high school indoor record for two Miles at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston.


Centrowitz Craves Record-Breaking Mile Run at Millrose

January 30, 2013

The Broadneck grad will be running again in the New York indoor track meet.

By D. Frank Smith, Broadneck Patch

The 106th Millrose Games in New York City's Armory is one of the largest indoor track meets in the country.


Centrowitz, Cain Highlight Millrose Mile Fields

January 22, 2013

Pro men, high school and college women to be featured at Feb. 16 meet.

By Scott Douglas, Runner's World

The two elite Mile races at the Millrose Games will have different types of fields, but both should be among the February 16 meet's highlights.


NYRR & Millrose Announce Mile Fields

January 22, 2013

By Armory Track

After a victorious debut in the NYRR Wanamaker Mile at the 2012 Millrose Games, Matthew Centrowitz will return to defend his title this year on Saturday, Feb. 16. Centrowitz, who ran 3:53.92 last year, the fastest time ever in the Armory, will attempt to break Bernard Lagat's Wanamaker Mile record of 3:52.87.


Centrowitz Feeling Faster Than Ever This Winter

January 22, 2013

By Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

On a Skype call to a New York Track Writers’ luncheon this afternoon, Matthew Centrowitz said that his recent workouts “have been faster than anything I could imagine” coming out of college.


NCAA Champ Abbey D’Agostino’s Quick Rise to Elite Status

January 22, 2013

The Darmouth junior has the fastest Mile time of the year and will race the event at Millrose next month.

By Phil Latter, Runner's World

Twenty-year-old Dartmouth junior Abbey D’Agostino had a busy 2012. After recording a huge 5000-meter PR at the Mt. SAC Relays last April, she won the NCAA title in the 5000m, then qualified for the Olympic Trials finals in the event.


Runner Leaves College, and Everyone Else, Far Behind in Wanamaker Mile

February 11, 2012

By Ryan Goldberg, New York Times

NEW YORK - At the 105th Millrose Games, which were held at the Armory for the first time on Saturday, Matthew Centrowitz showed why he is considered one of the rising stars of American middle-distance runners with an electrifying victory in the Wanamaker Mile. Matthew Centrowitz held off Miles Batty and broke an Armory record at the Millrose Games.


2012 Mile Results

Wanamaker Men's Mile 2012 Results

Place Athlete Country Time
6 CHRIS O'HARE GBR 3:56.37
7 CAM LEVINS CAN 3:57.16
10 KYLE MERBER USA 4:02.83

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