Mile News Tagged Fifth Avenue Mile

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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Jenny Simpson Defends Fifth Avenue Mile Title Saturday

September 21, 2012

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

Jenny Simpson, 26, the 2011 IAAF World Championships 1500 meter gold medalist in 4:05.40, will run the Fifth Avenue Mile in New York on Saturday. She won on Fifth Avenue a year ago in 4:22.3.

This winter, she was the USATF indoor champion in the 1500 and...

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Going Head to Head: Who is the Greatest Miler in History?

September 20, 2012

By Barbara Huebner, NYRR News

Some of the greatest Milers in the world have won the Fifth Avenue Mile presented by Nissan, which will be run for the 32nd time on Saturday. Sydney Maree, Steve Scott, Mary Slaney, John Walker, Peter Elliott and Bernard Lagat are among those who have broken the...

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Lagat Ponders the End of the Race

September 20, 2012

By Joe Battaglia, NYRR News

For a man who has competed fearlessly throughout his career, Bernard Lagat finds himself staring down two frightful prospects.

As the 37-year-old peers down the road in defense of his title at Saturday’s Fifth Avenue Mile Presented by Nissan, he will not only see...

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Leo Manzano’s Silver Medal Tour Arrives in NYC

September 18, 2012

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

Leo Manzano, the London Olympic 1500 meter silver medalist in 3:34.79, will run the Fifth Avenue Mile in New York on September 22. "It's great to bring this to the U.S., where most people can't really get a chance to see the world class athletes in person,...

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The Fast and the Curious

June 01, 2006

At New York City’s Fifth Avenue Mile in 2005, a middle-aged runner with big ideas wondered if he could hang with the elites. Then the gun went off.

By Robert Sullivan, Runner's World June 2006

I was an elite runner for a day, or more precisely, a faux-elite runner for a day. And even though I...

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