By Citius Mag Staff
September 7, 2022
Here’s the official release via NYRR:
New York, September 6, 2022 – Olympic, World Championships, European Championships, and Commonwealth Games medalists will all close out their seasons by racing the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile on Sunday, September 11. The New Balance 5th Avenue Mile – the world’s most iconic road mile race since 1981 – stretches 20 blocks down Manhattan’s most famous thoroughfare and will feature one of the strongest professional athlete fields in recent history.
All eyes will be on Great Britain’s Olympic silver medalist Laura Muir, who will conclude her historic season in New York after winning a World Championships bronze, European Championships gold, and a Commonwealth Games gold and bronze this summer. All her medals came in the 1,500 meters, aside from her Commonwealth Games bronze, which was in the 800 meters.
“This has been the most challenging yet most rewarding summer of my entire career thus far – from World Championships to Commonwealth Games to European Championships – and there’s no better place to conclude my season than on Fifth Avenue in New York,” said Muir.
Challenging Muir will be her compatriot and defending New Balance 5th Avenue Mile champion Jemma Reekie, Ireland’s three-time European Championships medalist and 2022 Commonwealth Games silver medalist Ciara Mageean, U.S. Olympic and two-time medalist Emma Coburn, and 2022 U.S. 1,500-meter champion Sinclaire Johnson.
Joining previously announced Olympian and 1,500-meter world champion Jake Wightman in the men’s professional athlete field will be Great Britain’s Olympic 1,500-meter bronze medalist Josh Kerr, U.S. Olympian and three-time national champion Cole Hocker, and Great Britain’s European Championships 1,500-meter silver medalist Jake Heyward.
“I feel like I have something to prove at the 5th Avenue Mile,” said Hocker. “I’m looking forward to racing on that stage, against that level of talent, and finishing my season as strong as I started it.”
CIITUS MAG x NEW BALANCE WEEKEND
We’re super pumped to partner with New Balance Running for the weekend’s festivities in New York City.
On Friday, if you’d like to join the CITIUS MAG team at the NYRR RunCenter ft. The New Balance Run Hub (320 West 57th St., NYC), Email email@example.com to RSVP. There will be food/drink/pro athletes/free swag for a night of fun interviews and pre-race banter. The event starts at 7 p.m. ET.
On Saturday, we are meeting at the Columbus Circle entrance of Central Park at 9 a.m. for some easy miles plus a course preview with a bunch of professional athletes who will be competing the next day. Get some miles in with Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth medalists. We’ll also be giving away some merch and doing shoe demos.
Then the race takes place on Sunday from 12-1 p.m. You will be able to watch the pros live on NBC. CITIUS MAG will be on-site to provide you with live updates on social media and post-race interviews.
On Sunday night, we will be going live on the CITIUS MAG YouTube channel for some end-of-season interviews with the athletes from the unofficial 5th Ave Mile afterparty. Subscribe to the CITIUS MAG YouTube and turn on notifications so you get alerted when we go live sometime after 7 p.m. ET.
Citius Mag Staff