Strong Elite Fields Announced for 5th Avenue Mile

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The New Balance 5th Avenue Mile, the world's most famous road mile race, will feature one of the strongest professional athlete fields in history. The event includes Olympic, World Championships, European Championships, and Commonwealth Games medalists. Some will seal out their seasons by competing at the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile on Sunday, September 11. 

The men's field is led by reigning 1,500-meter world champion Jake Wightman from Great Britain. Wightman will face his compatriot 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.

Great Britain's Olympic silver medalist Laura Muir will end her outstanding season at the 5th Avenue Mile after claiming World Championships bronze, European Championships gold, and a Commonwealth Games gold and bronze this summer.

Muir will be challenged by defending New Balance 5th Avenue Mile champion Jemma Reekie of Great Britain, Ireland's three-time European Championships medalist and 2022 Commonwealth Games silver medalist Ciara Mageean, Olympic and World championships medalist in the 3000m steeplechase Emma Coburn, and 2022 USA 1,500-meter champion Sinclaire Johnson.

Women’s Professional Athlete Field

NameCountry1,500m Personal BestMile Personal Best
Ellie BakerGBR4:04.90N/A
Lizzie BirdGBR4:14.6h4:30.67
Emma CoburnUSA4:03.824:23.65
Melissa Courtney-BryantGBR4:01.814:23.15
Susan EjoreKEN4:03.984:32.33
Eleanor FultonUSA4:03.034:23.65
Nikki HiltzUSA4:01.524:21.89
Sage HurtaUSA4:01.794:25.45i
Sinclaire JohnsonUSA3:58.854:33.80
Heather MacLeanUSA3:58.764:25.98i
Ciara MageeanIRL3:56.63*4:19.03
Cory McGeeUSA4:00.344:21.81
Laura MuirGBR3:54.50*4:18.03
Hannah NuttallGBR4:09.664:33.42
Marta Pen-FreitasPOR4:03.794:22.45*
Aisha Praught-LeerJAM4:05.524:26.14
Jemma ReekieGBR4:00.52i4:17.88i*
Helen SchlachtenhaufenUSA4:01.094:27.09
Nozomi TanakaJPN3:59.19*N/A
Adelle TraceyJAM4:02.36N/A
Allie WilsonUSA4:04.024:26.04

Men’s Professional Athlete Field

NameCountry1,500m Personal BestMile Personal Best
Eric AvilaUSA3:35.603:55.43
Geordie BeamishNZL3:36.533:54.86
Vincent CiatteiUSA3:34.573:54.07
Andrew CoscoranIRL3:35.433:53.64
Jye EdwardsAUS3:33.233:49.27
Craig EngelsUSA3:33.643:51.60
Johnny GregorekUSA3:34.493:49.98
Luis GrijalvaGUA3:35.32*4:02.64
Jake HeywardGBR3:31.083:51.99
Eric HoltUSA3:35.803:54.09
Cole HockerUSA3:31.403:50.97
Josh KerrGBR3:29.053:48.87i*
Hobbs KesslerUSA3:34.363:57.10
Joe KleckerUSA3:37.004:01.00Ai
Adel MechaalESP3:30.77N/A
Sam ParsonsGER3:36.223:55.81
Will PaulsonCAN3:33.973:52.42
Charles Philibert-ThiboutotCAN3:34.233:52.97
Sam PrakelUSA3:34.923:50.94i
Paul RyanUSA3:35.823:52.41
Matt StonierGBR3:32.503:54.89
Josh ThompsonUSA3:34.77i3:58.32
Jake WightmanGBR3:29.233:50.30
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