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GNC Live Well Liberty Mile returns to downtown Pittsburgh

July 31, 2015

"The only other place you're going to see a field of this caliber is going to be in the Olympic Trials.”

By Karen Price, Trib Live

When most people think of what can be accomplished in 4 minutes, running a Mile isn't on the list of possibilities.

On Friday, however, a dozen men capable of running a mile in 4 minutes or under will line up on Penn Avenue for the GNC Live Well Liberty Mile road race, along with six women who can run the distance in 4:30 or faster.

It is the strongest field in the history of the race, which Pittsburgh Marathon organizers first produced in 2012.

“The only other place you're going to see a field of this caliber is going to be in the Olympic Trials,” P3R CEO Patrice Matamoros said.

The men's field includes 2014 winner and two-time runner-up Jordan McNamara, who edged Olympic silver medalist Leo Manzano for the victory last year with a time of 4:02.93.

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Tags: patrice matamoros (13) , leo manzano (107) , jordan mcnamara (45) , heather kampf (131) , gnc live well liberty mile (69) , gabriele grunewald (46)

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