Mile News Tagged Nyrr Fifth Avenue Mile

Why You Should Ditch That Half Marathon for a Mile Race Instead

July 06, 2017

The iconic distance is a fun challenge for running vets and racing rookies alike: “the best of distance and speed combined… no matter where your strengths lie…”

By Carly Graf, Shape

The magic of the Mile is that it's a doable goal for the run-shy but also the ultimate yardstick for PR...

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Winning the race against yourself

September 21, 2015

My time didn't set any records, or win me anything. But that's running. For most of us, we're running against ourselves - our whole selves: mind, body, doubts and all. And on that pretty fall day, I won.

By Jen A. Miller, The Philadelphia Inquirer

In the end, it's the glass in my foot that...

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Anti-Marathon Training: The Fifth Avenue Mile

September 18, 2015

Sometimes it's a good idea to break away from your training plan. Here's why I did it!

By Ali Nolan, Runner's World

Before the Fifth Avenue Mile on Sunday, it had been over a decade since I raced a single Mile. I signed up on a whim when a coworker emailed me an invitation to be part of the...

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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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Jordan McNamara’s Magical Season

October 09, 2014

The winner of four Mile races during 2014 season: "As a 4:17 high school Miler, I'm a prime example of what determination and consistency can produce. High schoolers, I hope you're taking note!"

From Portland Track Weekly

Breakthrough seasons don't happen every year for a professional track...

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Jenny Simpson Talks Race Tactics

September 26, 2013

After a dream season, the World Championships silver medalist opens up about track strategy, her goals for 2014 and flood-ravaged Boulder

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

American middle-distance and distance runners dream of the kind of track season Jenny Simpson had in 2013. There was...

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Simpson, Willis Win NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile

September 22, 2013

At 33rd edition, 16 men go sub-4 minutes and 12 women sub-4:30; more than 5,100 finishers race down famed thoroughfare

By Barbara Huebner, Marathon News Service

NEW YORK – For Nick Willis, it was a season marred by injury; for Jenny Simpson, it was another year on the medal stand and a...

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For Rowbury, a Week of Start Lines

September 19, 2013

Two-time NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile champion gets engaged, new coach, ready for Sunday's event

By Barbara Huebner, Marathon News Service

This has been a big week for Shannon Rowbury, and it’s far from over.

On Tuesday, while Rowbury was in Golden Gate Park doing the last hard workout of her...

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How to Run Your First Mile

September 18, 2013

The goal for everyone is to get to the finish line.

By New York Road Runners

One Mile: The distance of the race is 5,280 feet, 1609 meters, or roughly 20 standard New York City Blocks. At one time or another you have likely missed your bus, subway, or taxi, and had to walk (or even jog) to...

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World Championships Medalists Lead Fields for NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile

September 12, 2013

Men’s and women’s fields will also include Olympians Bernard Lagat, Leo Manzano, Evan Jager, Shannon Rowbury and Morgan Uceny; Open prize purse $30,000 with $5000 for each race champion at 33rd edition


NEW YORK -- More than 15 Olympians and World Championships contestants will...

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