The New Balance Fifth Avenue mile is going to be held on Sunday, September 10. 29 elite milers are in the Big Apple. 27 of them competed in London and three won medals!
The Fifth avenue mile is in its 37th year and over 6000 athletes will be competing. Meet Director Peter Ciaccia told the media in a call in presser that the 2017 NB Fifth Avenue mile might set a record in terms of participation.
Jenny Simpson, 2017 World Champ silver medalist at 1,500 meters, and Emma Coburn, 2017 World Championships gold medalist at the steeple, plus Courtney Frerichs, 2017 World Championships silver medalist at the steeplechase will all be there.
Can Jenny Simpson win again? We will just have to wait and see. On Sunday, NBC sports will carry the miles live at 1.30 Eastern time U.S.
If you are in NYC, run! If you are around the world, watch, get inspired, then run!