Marathon News Service

Notes: Hectic Homecoming for Medalist Manzano

September 20, 2012 at 05:45pm EST | by Joe Battaglia, NYRR News Service

Life has gotten quite busy for Leo Manzano since he won silver in the 1500 meters at the London Olympics.

“It’s been pretty demanding, actually, and I’m trying to work around that schedule and training,” he said. “I’ve had a few appearances, here and there. Recently, I shook hands with the President and gave the First Lady a hug. Straight from there I got to go to L.A. for the ALMA Awards. Then most recently I Read More

Categories: Pro Athletes

Lagat Ponders the End of the Race

September 20, 2012 at 06:00pm EST | by Joe Battaglia, NYRR News Service

For a man who has competed fearlessly throughout his career, Bernard Lagat finds himself staring down two frightful prospects.

As the 37-year-old peers down the road in defense of his title at Saturday’s Fifth Avenue Mile Presented by Nissan, he will not only see the finish line of the race but will also be looking beyond it toward the end of his illustrious career.

And the thought is terrifying.

“It definitely scares me,” Lagat said. “It will be Read More

Categories: Pro Athletes

Complete Pro Fields Set for Fifth Avenue Mile

September 20, 2012 at 12:15am EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

On Saturday, the 32nd annual Fifth Avenue Mile Presented by Nissan will kick off at 8:45 a.m. with the wheelchair/handcycle division, followed by a morning’s worth of age-group and specialty races that feature almost 7,000 runners racing on one of the most famous avenues in the world.

Headlining the event will be the women’s and men’s professional miles at 12:45 p.m. and 1:00 p.m., respectively. In the pro races, 15 men and 13 women will vie Read More

Categories: Pro Athletes

Going Head to Head: Who is the Greatest Miler in History?

September 20, 2012 at 11:15am EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

Some of the greatest milers in the world have won the Fifth Avenue Mile Presented by Nissan, which will be run for the 32nd time on Saturday. Sydney Maree, Steve Scott, Mary Slaney, John Walker, Peter Elliott, and Bernard Lagat are among those who have broken the tape on one of the most famous avenues on the planet. Where do they stand in a hallowed history at the distance that includes Roger Bannister, Jim Ryun, Glenn Read More

Categories: Human Interest

5 Things You Should Know About Me: Eilish McColgan

September 19, 2012 at 09:00pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

Eilish McColgan, 21, of Scotland, will be making her U.S. racing debut in Saturday’s Fifth Avenue Mile Presented by Nissan, but her mother is already well acquainted with the streets of New York City: Liz McColgan won the 1991 New York City Marathon in what was then the fastest women’s marathon debut in history. Eilish, the national record-holder in the 3000-meter steeplechase and the Under-23 record-holder for Great Britain, competed in the 3000-meter steeplechase in Read More

Categories: Pro Athletes

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