September 12, 2021
At 40th edition, nearly 4,000 finishers in 20 heats run, including FDNY / NYPD heat, on 20th anniversary weekend of 9/11; prize purse of $34,000 awarded
NEW YORK - Tokyo Olympians Jake Wightman and Jemma Reekie led a British sweep of the professional athlete races at the 40th...
September 08, 2021
Tokyo Olympians Matthew Centrowitz, Paul Chelimo, Clayton Murphy, Jake Wightman and Jemma Reekie to close seasons by racing down Manhattan’s most famous thoroughfare live on USATF.TV; $34,000 prize purse; 20 heats to be run, including FDNY / NYPD heat to mark 20th anniversary of 9/11
September 08, 2019
In thrilling finishes, Jenny Simpson breaks event record by clocking 4:16.1 to edge Elinor Purrier, while Willis wins in photo-finish over Chris O’Hare & Sam Prakel; event & world record 9,275 participants raced across the 24 heats at the world’s most iconic road Mile
NEW YORK –...
August 22, 2019
“What’s really cool about it is that you get to run on the same course at the same time as the elites. After their own race, a lot of people stick around for the last heats of the day and they get to see what a 3:51 Mile looks like in person. And they get inspired.”
By Dave Hunter
August 21, 2019
Stellar fields including four-time men's champ Nick Willis at world’s most iconic road Mile; $34,000 prize purse; inaugural Back to School Mile added to 39th edition; event to be broadcast live on NBC beginning at 12:30pm ET
NEW YORK – Olympic medalist Jenny Simpson will race for...
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...
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...
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...
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
NEW YORK — The USA’s Jenny Simpson raced to her record-extending 7th win and Great Britain’s Jake...
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
NEW YORK — Olympic bronze medalist and three-time World Championships medalist Jenny Simpson and...
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