Mile News Tagged Fifth Avenue Mile


Life After Olympic Medals: Emma Coburn and Jenny Simpson Celebrate Together

October 04, 2016

Since the competitive season ended, the Boulder-based teammates have enjoyed parties, appearances and a trip to the White House

By Erin Strout, Runner's World

Jenny Simpson and Emma Coburn each came out of the Rio Olympics with historic performances for the United States. Coburn won the...

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Olympic medal puts Oviedo’s Jenny Simpson on different level

September 14, 2016

"I had a period of time to let the Olympic experience settle on me. When everyone is saying, 'This is such a big deal; we are so excited for you,' I feel like I had a better sense of, 'This is a really big deal.'"

By Stephen Ruiz, Orlando Sentinel

It has been nearly a month since Jenny...

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Simpson supreme again, Jenkins surprises at New Balance 5th Avenue Mile

September 03, 2016

36th edition produces three women sub-4:20, two men sub-3:50; record 17 women sub-4:30 and record tying 17 men sub-4

From NYRR

NEW YORK – American Jenny Simpson became the first five-time winner – man or woman – in event history and rising star Eric Jenkins shocked the field with his top...

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Five Olympic Medalists Headline Star-Studded New Balance 5th Avenue Mile

August 30, 2016

Olympic gold medalist Matthew Centrowitz leads men’s field, while Team New Balance stars and Olympic bronze medalists Jenny Simpson & Emma Coburn highlight women’s field; world’s largest & most iconic road Mile race to be streamed live on USATF.tv and to include specialty heats for youth, seniors...

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Olympian Jenny Simpson to Defend New Balance 5th Avenue Mile Title

July 21, 2016

Rio-bound and 5-time 3000m steeplechase national champion Emma Coburn to join her Team New Balance training partner; world’s most iconic road Mile race to be streamed live on USATF.tv and to include specialty heats for youth, seniors and NYPD / FDNY

From NYRR Media

NEW YORK — The most iconic...

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7 Must-Do Mile Road Races

September 21, 2015

Included in the list are BBTM Featured Events HOKA ONE ONE State Street Mile in Santa Barbara, CA and the Medtronic TC 1 Mile in Minneapolis, MN

By Ryan Wood, Competitor

The rallying cry among some in the running world is to “Bring Back the Mile!” And they’re not just talking about the track.... Read More comments

96-Year-Old Finishes His 16th Fifth Avenue Mile

September 16, 2015

Bill Benson completed the one-Mile race through Manhattan for the 16th time. He's on a quest to run 1,000 lifetime races.

By Kit Fox, Runner's World

Competition at the Fifth Avenue Mile in New York City became a little tougher this year when the 70-year-old age group ran in Bill Benson’s...

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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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