Mile News Tagged Fifth Avenue Mile


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

Sydney Maree soundly beats top international field, sets still standing men's event record in inaugural year 1981

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 & impresario...

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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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American Middle-Distance Stars to Lead Blockbuster 5th Avenue Mile

September 04, 2014

Defending champion Simpson will battle local New York teenage phenom Cain; 2013 IAAF World Outdoor Championships 1500 meter silver medalist Centrowitz will attempt to reprise 2012 victory

From NYRR

NEW YORK—A trio of top American middle-distance runners—Jenny Simpson, Mary Cain and ...

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The Mile, America’s Classic Distance

June 04, 2013

If your running is feeling stale, start training for the Mile.

By TJ Murphy, Competitor

Rob Delong was like most kids growing up when it came to running. Every year in gym class, he had to run a Mile.

That was the endurance component of the Presidential Physical Fitness Test, a grade school...

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Matthew Centrowitz, at 22, Gets Better and Better

September 24, 2012

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

Matthew Centrowitz, 22, was the 2011 IAAF World Championships 1500 meter bronze medalist and placed fourth in the 1500 at the 2012 London Olympics. He set his 1500 meter personal best of 3:31.96 this summer. On Saturday, he won the Fifth Avenue Mile in New...

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Centrowitz, Martinez Cap Year with Fifth Avenue Mile Titles

September 22, 2012

At 32nd edition, more than 5,400 finishers in age group heats race the iconic distance down the famed thoroughfare
By Jim Gerweck, The Mile wire

NEW YORK – (September 22, 2012) – For years, Bernard Lagat has dominated Mile races on the indoor track of New York City, his eight consecutive...

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