Mile News Tagged Fifth Avenue Mile


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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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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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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