Mile News Tagged Fifth Avenue Mile


Veterans Simpson, Willis champions again at New Balance 5th Avenue Mile on record-setting day

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

From NYRR

NEW YORK –...

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Ten Reasons to Say “Yes” to the Street Mile

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

When the...

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Seven-time champion Jenny Simpson to defend New Balance 5th Avenue Mile crown

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

From NYRR

NEW YORK – Olympic medalist Jenny Simpson will race for...

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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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