Mile News Tagged Fifth Avenue Mile


New Balance’s New Shoe Gives You a Speedier, Bouncier Mile

May 19, 2019

Designed to work best for the Mile, the aptly named 5280 is light, but insulated to help reduce impact: "The faster you go, the better you feel!"

By Nicholas Thompson, Wired

This past September, Jenny Simpson headed out in the rain to the start of the 5th Avenue Mile road race with two pairs...

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When the Fifth Avenue Mile was YUUUGE

October 04, 2018

Two years into his six-year agreement to sponsor the Fifth Avenue Mile, Trump backed out.

By Liam Boylan-Pett, LopeMagazine.com

For Jake LaSala, mostly everything about the Fifth Avenue Mile in 1997 was business as usual. As the start-line coordinator for many of the New York Road Runners...

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Oviedo’s Jenny Simpson: “I never imagined that I would be this good for this long”

September 15, 2018

“It’s loving what you do, but also knowing all of the work that you put into it and not giving an inch, because you know you worked so hard."

By Stephen Ruiz, Orlando Sentinel

Jenny Simpson did what she always does last weekend to end her running season.

She ran in New York, and as...

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Simpson Earns Record-Extending 7th Win at New Balance 5th Avenue Mile

September 09, 2018

Wightman men’s champion; a record-tying 17 women sub-4:30; also an event record 7,704 finishers across 22 heats in world’s longest running road Mile; $30,000 prize purse awarded

From NYRR

NEW YORK — The USA’s Jenny Simpson raced to her record-extending 7th win and Great Britain’s Jake...

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Simpson, Willis to Defend New Balance 5th Avenue Mile Titles

August 28, 2018

Stellar field with 19 Olympians to toe the line, including Centrowitz, Coburn, Grace, Lomong and Berian; world’s most iconic road Mile race to be aired live on NBC, Sunday, September 9

From NYRR

NEW YORK — Olympic bronze medalist and three-time World Championships medalist Jenny Simpson and...

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Simpson Secures Record 6th Win at New Balance 5th Avenue Mile, Willis Earns Record 4th Title

September 10, 2017

Overall, a record 19 men clock sub-4 and 6 women sub-4:20 in same race; at 37th edition in 23 heats, record-number 7,664 finishers, world’s largest Mile!

From NYRR

NEW YORK – The USA’s Jenny Simpson raced to her record-extending sixth win – matching the event record time of 4:16.6 in the...

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World Championship Medalists Highlight Field at New Balance 5th Avenue Mile

August 24, 2017

Eric Jenkins, Jenny Simpson return to defend event titles; iconic road Mile race to air live on NBC and to feature 23 heats throughout the day, including specialty heats for youth, seniors, NYPD / FDNY and the first-ever Borough Battle

By New York Road Runners

NEW YORK — The 2017 New Balance...

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How Fast Can You Run One Mile?

August 21, 2017

Bring Back the Mile has a comprehensive calendar of Mile races across the country.

By Jen A. Miller, The New York Times

A lot of runners, myself included, are putting in long hours getting ready for fall marathons and half marathons. But if you don’t have the time for all that training or...

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NBC to Air Live Coverage of New Balance 5th Avenue Mile on Sunday, September 10

August 02, 2017

Broadcast to be presented in partnership with New York Road Runners and USA Track & Field; Olympic medalist and Team New Balance athlete Jenny Simpson to return in search of her record 6th event title!

NEW YORK – In partnership with New York Road Runners and USA Track & Field, NBC Sports Group...

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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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