Saturday February 9th, 2019
New York, NY
Distance: 1 Mile · Track & Field Events
The NYRR Millrose Games,which began in 1908 as a small event sponsored by a local track club, has grown to become the most prestigious indoor track and field event in the United States.
The NYRR Millrose Games meet is held in Manhattan’s Washington Heights at the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armony, which boasts a state-of-the-art six-lane, 200-meter Mondo oval that’s earned the nickname “The Fastest Track in the World.” The meet brings the best professional, college, and high school athletes to New York City for an electrifying event that features dazzling and record-setting performances year after year.
In 2014, New York Road Runners (NYRR) became the title sponsor of the Millrose Games. This sponsorship derived from the community running organization’s long-standing partnership with the Armory.
NYRR fosters year-round Armory running programs that serve thousands of students, amateur and professional athletes, and other runners of all ages. NYRR is also a key presenter of more than 10 core events during the indoor track season, including the New York Collegiate Invitational, which boasts the best runners from more than 100 universities around the world, and the Armory College Prep program, which provides academic support and counseling to more than 300 high school athletes.
NYRR Millrose Games events include the NYRR Wanamaker Mile, with a full schedule of events.
Youth athletes warmed up the track for the pros, with events like the NYRR Fastest Kid in the World 55-meter dash and the Rising New York Road Runners 800 meters.
|2nd Male||3:57.73||Pat Casey|
|3rd Male||3:58.03||Corey Bellemore|
|4th Male||3:58.28||Sean Tobin|
|2nd Female||4:44.55||Kelsey Chmiel|
|3rd Female||4:44.97||Marlee Starliper|
|4th Female||4:47.10||Katelyn Tuohy|
Once the professional races were underway, women were out to set world records.
Bahamian sprinter Shaunae Miller-Uibo, who won gold in the 400m at the 2016 Rio Olympics, set an indoor world record of 35.45 in the women’s 300m. She equaled the mark set by Irina Privalova of Russia in 1993.
Americans Chrishuna Williams,Raevyn Rogers, Charlene Lipsey and Ajee’ Wilson set a world record during the Jack & Lewis Rudin Women’s 4x800 Relay with a finish time of 8:05:89 and celebrated with a victory lap.
As is the tradition at Millrose, the event closed with NYRR Wanamaker Mile, with the women taking to the track before the men.
In the women's race, the pack remained mostly intact, as Colleen Quigley of the United States took to the front with one lap to go. Her training partner, Kate Grace, looked to catch her down the homestretch, but Quigley held on to break the tape three-hundredths of a second ahead—4:30.05 to Grace's 4:30.08.
The men's race played out in different fashion, as Chris O'Hare gapped the field and held a long surge over the second half. O'Hare separated himself from the pack on the fifth lap, gaining a one-second advantage; at the bell, he was two seconds ahead.Fellow Scotsman Josh Kerr made an effort to draw even, as did American Ben Blankenship, but O'Hare's lead was secure enough to give him the win in 3:54.14.
THE WORLD'S LONGEST-RUNNING AND MOST PRESTIGIOUS INDOOR TRACK & FIELD COMPETITION.