Best-Selling Author Malcolm Gladwell Runs 5:03 Mile
"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 appearance at the race.
Gladwell, 53, placed ninth in the men's 50-54 age group, which was won by Gerald O'Hara in 4:46. According to race organizers New York Road Runners, Gladwell's time is the equivalent of a man in his 20s or early 30s running 4:21.
Gladwell ran 4:54 at last year's Fifth Avenue Mile. But perhaps his running hasn't reached a tipping point of age-related slowing, because he also ran 5:03 in 2013, when he was 51.
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