5th Avenue Mile: Men's and Women's Elite Fields Announced

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On Sunday, September 10, a prestigious roster of athletes representing 14 nations will take to the streets of Manhattan for the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile. This historic race, established in 1981, is celebrated as the preeminent road mile event globally, stretching across 20 blocks of New York's iconic 5th Avenue.

Recently crowned world champion in the 1,500 meters, Britain's Josh Kerr, is eager for his first 5th Avenue triumph on his second attempt. Recalling his Tokyo 2020 Olympic bronze feat, Kerr mentioned, "Claiming the World Championships was a monumental stride in my career. Currently, with my confidence soaring, I aim to achieve more on 5th Avenue."

Challenging Kerr will be New Zealand's 5,000-meter titan George Beamish and a strong American cohort including Johnny Gregorek, the 2023 Falmouth Mile victor, previous year's 1,500-meter national ace Cooper Teare, two-time 5th Avenue Mile top-three finisher Sam Prakel, and U.S. Olympian Woody Kincaid.

The women's division is equally star-studded. U.S. Olympian Elle St. Pierre is making her anticipated New York comeback after her 2019 second-place finish and a recent maternity break in March. "This year's 5th Avenue Mile preparation had its unique challenges with my new responsibilities," expressed St. Pierre. "Yet, I feel great and am thrilled to race this weekend."

Joining her are notables like Nikki Hiltz, Britain's 2021 5th Avenue Mile victor Jemma Reekie, UK's 1,500-meter champ Katie Snowden, and record-holders from Mexico, Australia, Japan, and Jamaica. U.S. will further be represented by Olympian Courtney Frerichs and quadruple NCAA champion Dani Jones.

Men’s Elite Field

NameCountry1,500m PBMile PB
Morgan BeadlescombUSA3:37.033:52.03i
Geordie BeamishNZL3:36.533:51.22i
Vincent CiatteiUSA3:34.573:52.56
Elliot GilesGBR3:30.923:52.49
Johnny GregorekUSA3:34.353:49.98i
Azeddine HabzFRA3:29.263:57.76
Olin HackerUSA3:41.67+3:56.59
Eric HoltUSA3:35.803:52.56
Drew HunterUSA3:34.863:54.80
Amon KemboiKEN3:34.123:55.27i
Josh KerrGBR3:29.053:48.87i NR
Woody KincaidGBR3:37.323:59.23i
Kasey KnevelbaardUSA3:34.553:53.51
George MillsGBR3:30.953:55.48
Charles Philibert-ThiboutotCAN3:32.943:52.97
Sam PrakelUSA3:34.633:50.94i
Thomas RatcliffeUSA3:37.56i3:54.29i
Erik SowinskiUSA3:44.824:01.44
Cooper TeareUSA3:32.743:50.17i
James WestGBR3:34.073:56.79
Henry WynneUSA3:34.083:51.26i

Women’s Elite Field

NameCountry1,500m PBMile PB
Melissa Courtney-BryantGBR3:58.014:16.38
Kaela EdwardsUSA4:09.084:28.75i
Susan EjoreKEN4:02.204:31.54i
Courtney FrerichsUSA4:35.01N/A
Laura GalvanMEX4:03.06 NR4:31.81i
Sarah HealyIRL4:29.033:59.68
Nikki HiltzUSA3:59.61+4:16.35 NR
Vera HoffmannLUX4:06.94 NR4:32.05i
Jessica HullAUS3:57.294:15.34 NR
Dani JonesUSA4:02.834:01.66
Emily MacKayUSA3:59.994:23.79
Jemma ReekieGBR3:58.654:17.88i NR
Gaia SabbatiniITA4:01.244:31.74
Helen SchlachtenhaufenUSA4:01.094:23.94i
Katie SnowdenGBR3:56.724:21.19i
Elinor St. PierreUSA3:58.034:16.85i
Nozomi TanakaJPN3:59.19 NR4:28.94i
Adelle TraceyJAM3:58.77 NR4:30.17i
Carina ViljoenRSA4:07.114:29.03
Regan YeeCAN4:08.924:30.46i

i = indoors
+ = 1,500 meter split of a mile race
NR = National Record

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