This release is about Laura Muir. Olympic silver medalist at 1,500m, WC bronze at 1,500m, Commonwealth gold at 1,500m, and bronze at 800m, and European gold medalist at 1,500 meters this past summer, Laura Muir will be racing with her training partner, Jemma Reekie, at the 115th Millrose Games. Also, in the press release, note that Nike is now the sponsor of the Armory Track & Field Center (more details on that soon).
As the calendar turns to 2023, the 115th Millrose Games are just over a month away, scheduled for Saturday, February 11th, at the Nike Track & Field Center at The Armory. As always, this legendary track & field meet will conclude with the running of the women’s and men’s Rudin Wanamaker Miles, the signature event of the Millrose Games, boasting over a century of tradition.
The Millrose Games is extremely honored that the Rudin Family will be the sponsor of the Wanamaker Miles. Over the past one hundred years, the Rudin Family has become one of New York City’s largest private real estate companies and a generous supporter of running. Jack and Lewis Rudin were the first sponsors of the TCS New York City Marathon, and their children and grandchildren have carried on the legacy, supporting the sport throughout the five boroughs.
“On behalf of the entire Rudin family, we are honored to welcome elite athletes from around the world who have come to New York to compete in the most prestigious mile in the United States,” said Bill Rudin, Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rudin. “As a founding sponsor of the New York City Marathon, as well as previous Millrose events, running has long held a special place in our family’s heritage and is integral to the fabric of our great city. We wish the best to the athletes competing in the Rudin Wanamaker Miles and all of the other exciting Millrose Games events.”
This year’s women’s race promises to be absolutely thrilling with the inclusion of 1500m Olympic Silver Medalist Laura Muir, one of the most accomplished athletes competing in the world today.
Hailing from Scotland, Muir won her long-awaited Olympic silver medal in Tokyo, then backed it up with a bronze medal at this year’s World Championships. She is a six-time European Champion, two-time Diamond League Champion, and the 2022 Commonwealth Games Champion in the 1500m. In total, Muir holds six British records indoors and outdoors.
Muir blasted a 4:14.8 road mile last September at her most recent race in New York City, setting the course record for the 5th Avenue Mile. The Wanamaker Mile event record of 4:16.85 was set by Elinor Purrier St. Pierre in 2020. This mark is also the American Record and the second-fastest indoor mile in history.
“This will be my first time racing at the Millrose Games, so I am really excited as it has been a competition that I have wanted to do for a long time,” said Muir. “I have very fond memories of racing in the City, and I cannot wait to return and tackle the same distance indoors.”
As always, the Rudin Wanamaker Mile will feature a deep field of talented runners hungry for an upset victory. Athletes to watch for include:
–Sinclaire Johnson, the 2022 USATF Champion in the 1500m, and a World Championship finalist.
–Jemma Reekie, the fourth-place finisher in the 800m at the most recent Olympics. She is the British record holder in the indoor mile, setting that mark in the historically fast 2020 Wanamaker Mile won by Purrier St. Pierre.
–Josette Norris, a sub-four-minute performer in the 1500m, and the third-place finisher in the same event at last year’s Diamond League Final.
–Sage Hurta-Klecker, a former two-time NCAA Champion and the third-place finisher in the 800m at the Diamond League final.
–Nikki Hiltz, a 2019 World Championship finalist and Pan American Games Champion in the 1500m. They finished second behind Muir at the 5th Avenue Mile.
–Medina Eisa of Ethiopia, just 18 years old and the reigning World Junior Champion over 5000m.
Rounding out the field is 800m star Allie Wilson, Canadian Champion Lucia Stafford, NCAA Champion Sintayehu Vissa of Italy, Portuguese Olympian Marta Pen Freitas, and NACAC Bronze Medalist Helen Schlachtenhaufen.
As always, the Millrose Games will feature the absolute best athletes in the sport, including dozens of Olympians and world champions. Some of the big names already announced include Christian Coleman, Noah Lyles, Alicia Monson, Konstanze Klosterhalfen, Abby Steiner, Jenna Prandini, Geordie Beamish, Cooper Teare, Josh Kerr, Katie Nageotte, Sandi Morris, Katerina Stefanidi, Ryan Crouser, and Joe Kovacs, with many more still to come.
The Millrose Games is a World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meet. With the highest-level competition at the youth, high school, collegiate, club, and professional levels, there is truly something for everyone at the Millrose Games.
Stay tuned over the coming months as more athletes and events are announced. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.millrosegames.org/
Media planning to cover the Millrose Games can register for credentials by clicking on Credentials – 115th Millrose Games and filling out the request form.
About the Rudin Family
The Rudin Family has long supported running in New York City and is best known for the Samuel Rudin Trophy, presented since 1976 to the winning male and female runners in the TCS New York City Marathon. Samuel Rudin was an accomplished runner and member of the Class of 1918 at City College, not far from The Armory in Washington Heights where the Millrose Games takes place. His sons, Jack and Lewis, honored their late father by becoming the first sponsors of the five borough New York City Marathon. Now their sons, Eric and Bill, along with their children and grandchildren, carry on this tradition by sponsoring the 115th Millrose Games and its most storied event, the Rudin Wanamaker Miles. The Rudin Family’s real estate holdings are 16 commercial office buildings containing approximately 10.5 million square feet of space and 17 apartment buildings comprising over four million square feet of residences.
About The Armory Foundation
The Armory Foundation is a New York City non-profit institution, with the mission of “Keeping Kids on Track.” Each season The Armory – the proud home of the Millrose Games – hosts more than 100 track & field meets and welcomes more than 220,000 athlete visits. Among its many youth sports and educational programs, including the acclaimed Armory College Prep program, The Armory runs the leading collegiate indoor track meets with the Dr. Sander Invitational Columbia Challenge and the HBCU Showcase sponsored by KPMG and hosts the largest high school indoor track meets with the Hispanic Games, the U.S. Army Coaches Hall of Fame Invitational, and The Armory Holiday Classic. New York Road Runners is a proud sponsor of all athletic events at The Armory. The Armory runs the CUIMC Team Relay Marathon presented by New York Road Runners, which is the world’s largest indoor marathon relay. The Armory is also the home to the National Track & Field Hall of Fame and dozens of very large education-focused events. For more: Please visit Armory.NYC and ArmoryTrack.org.