Connolly and Centro Bookend a Colorful Wanamaker History
By Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service
Last year, New York Road Runners sponsored the men’s NYRR Wanamaker Mile for the first time. Matthew Centrowitz took charge to win his professional debut at the distance in 3:53.92.
On Saturday night, Centrowitz will return to the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory for the 106th Millrose Games, not only to defend his NYRR Wanamaker Mile title but also to chase Bernard Lagat’s meet record of 3:52.87.
It could be yet another entry in the long and lively logbook of the race, which in its 87 years has featured the best Milers on the planet, world indoor records, revenge, a last-lap tussle, and a race that took 10 months to decide.
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