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New Balance 5th Avenue Mile

Sunday September 8th, 2019
Manhattan, NY
Distance: 1 Mile

The New Balance 5th Avenue Mile opens a beautiful 20-block stretch of 5th Avenue to runners of all ages and abilities who want to run their best mile in New York City. Special races include a youth mile, the George Sheehan Memorial Mile for runners age 60 and over, the NYRR Road Mile Championships, and Olympic-caliber professional men's and women's races.

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Race Date: 09/09/2018 Distance: Mile
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 3:54 Jake Wightman 24 GBR
2nd Male 3:55 Nick Willis 35 NZL
3rd Male 3:56 Neil Gourley 23 GBR
4th Male 3:56 Eric Avila 28 San Diego, CA
Female 4:19 Jenny Simpson 32 Boulder, CO
2nd Female 4:20 Colleen Quigley 25 Portland, OR
3rd Female 4:21 Melissa Courtney 25 GBR
4th Female 4:21 Emma Coburn 27 Boulder, CO
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 4:28 Boyd Carrington 45 Amityville, NY
M 50-59 4:43 Matthew Chaston 50 New York, NY
M 60-69 5:17 Colin Corkery 60 Needham, MA
M 70+ 6:01 Mark McNally 71 Consett, USA
F 40-49 5:15 Christy Peterson 43 North Wales, PA
F 50-59 5:20 Jennifer Harvey 50 New York, NY
F 60-69 6:16 Heather Tolford 60 New York, NY
F 70+ 7:06 Sylvie Kimche 71 New York, NY
New Balance 5th Avenue Mile

Jenny Simpson Wins Seventh Fifth Avenue Mile Title

How fast can you travel a mile in Manhattan?A minute or so on an express subway, a couple more in a taxi or rideshare without traffic, and seemingly eons when gridlock descends.

There was no traffic jam for Jenny Simpson and Jake Wightman, the winners of the 2018 New Balance 5th Avenue Mile. In just 4:18.8 and 3:53.5, respectively, they ran gutsy races to triumph over stacked fields in cool and rainy conditions. Simpson, of the United States, extended her 5th Avenue Mile victory total to a mind-boggling seven, while Great Britain's Wightman, the 2018 European Championships bronze medalist,scored his first-ever win here. Colleen Quigley of the United States was second to Simpson in the women's race; four-time champion and 2017 winner Nick Willis of New Zealand was second to Wightman for the men.

“It’s kind of slick, so I wanted to play into that apprehension and take it out hard and say, if you want to run this race, you’ve got to come with me,” Simpson (also the event record-holder) told NBC. “We’re going to risk it all, life and limb.Colleen was a really formidable opponent today. I saved a little for her.”

For most of the pro runners, the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile was their final race of the 2018 outdoor season.

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