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The world’s fastest milers will converge on New York’s world-famous thoroughfare this September to burn up 5,280 feet of pavement. Watch the professionals battle it out for the title after setting your own personal best.

The race starts on Manhattan’s famed Fifth Avenue near East 80th Street, in the heart of “Museum Mile.” From there it heads one mile south on Fifth Avenue to the finish at East 60th Street.

 

2008 Video / Results / Recap - Contintal Fifth Avenue Mile

Published by
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DOBRISKEY & WILLIS TAKE FIFTH AVENUE MILE TITLES
By David Monti
(c) Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved - used with permission

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NEW YORK (21-Sep) -- Britain's Lisa Dobriskey and New Zealand's Nick Willis won the professional races at the 28th Continental Airlines Fifth Avenue Mile here this afternoon.

Dobriskey, who only entered the race last Wednesday, followed the fast early pace of Kenyan Rose Kosgei. San Francisco's Shannon Rowbury also followed closely. Fourth and seventh in the Olympic 1500m, respectively, Dobriskey and Rowbury were able to pull away from Kosgei and battle for the win in the final meters. Dobriskey just got to the line slightly ahead of Rowbury, winning in 4:18.6, the second fastest time in the history of the race. She is the first British women's champion here since Paula Radcliffe in 1997. Rowbury, who like Dobriskey was making her Fifth Avenue debut, got second in 4:19.2. Kosgei held on for third in 4:23.9.

In the men's race, it was former UCLA star Jon Rankin who took out the early pace, hitting the first quarter in about 56 seconds. Most of the pack followed, and at half-way Tucson's Bernard Lagat, last year's world 1500m and 5000m champion, decided to make his bid for victory. Willis, the Olympic 1500m bronze medalist, followed Lagat and the two came to the finish line just below East 60th street side-by-side. Willis got the win with a lean, 3:50.5 to 3:50.6, becoming the first Kiwi champion here since John Walker in 1984. Canada's Nate Brannen finished third in 3:51.9.

University of Michigan coach, Ron Warhurst, who coaches both Willis and Brannen, was on hand with his cross country team to see the finish. They had competed in Van Cortlandt Park yesterday in the B.R. Doyle Meet of Champions.

Over 4000 runners competed in various heats, and more than $30,000 in prize money was earned. Both Dobriskey and Willis will receive $5000.

---Pro Results

Contintal Airlines Fifth Avenue Mile

Distance: 1.0 Miles, 1.6 Kilometers
Date/Time: Sept. 21, 2008, 9:00 am
Location: Fifth Avenue, NYC
Weather: 76 degrees, 40% humidity, clear.


Search Results Wheelchair Finishers Award Winners Professional Results Statistics

Professional Men
Team Official
Pl. Bib Name Age City State Country Affiliation Time
1 3 Nick Willis 25 Ann Arbor MI New Zealand Reebok 3:50.5
2 1 Bernard Lagat 33 Tucson AZ U.S.A. Nike 3:50.6
3 5 Nate Brannen 26 Ann Arbor MI Canada Reebok 3:51.9
4 7 Jon Rankin 26 Chula Vista CA U.S.A. Nike 3:52.7
5 8 Chris Solinsky 23 Madison WI U.S.A. Nike 3:54.1
6 10 Chris Lukezic 24 Washington DC U.S.A. Reebok 3:54.5
7 12 Phil Sakala 25 Colorado Springs CO U.S.A. Army 3:55.8
8 9 Will Leer 23 Eugene OR U.S.A. Oregon TC Elite 3:56.4
9 16 James Thie 30 Cardiff Great Britain New York Athletic Club 3:57.0
10 15 David Torrence 22 Berkley CA U.S.A. 3:57.5
11 2 Kevin Sullivan 34 Talahassee FL Canada Reebok 3:58.9
12 4 Nick Symmonds 24 Eugene OR U.S.A. Oregon TC Elite 4:00.5
13 14 John Richardson 23 Lexington KY U.S.A. Reebok 4:01.5

Professional Women
Team Official
Pl. Bib Name Age City State Country Affiliation Time
1 22 Lisa Dobriskey 24 Loughborough Great Britain adidas 4:18.6
2 21 Shannon Rowbury 24 San Francisco CA U.S.A. Nike 4:19.2
3 28 Rose Kosgei 27 Santa Fe NM Kenya New Balance 4:23.9
4 24 Erin Donohue 25 Haddonfield NJ U.S.A. Nike 4:24.9
5 31 Meskerem Legesse 21 Bronx NY U.S.A. adidas 4:28.6
6 25 Sarah Jamieson 33 Perth Australia Reebok 4:28.9
7 26 Amy Mortimer 27 Providence RI U.S.A. Reebok 4:30.9
8 23 Sara Hall 25 Big Bear Lake CA U.S.A. Asics 4:32.6
9 30 Lindsey Gallo 26 Ann Arbor MI U.S.A. Reebok 4:36.4
10 27 Marina Muncan 25 Philadelphia PA Serbia New Balance 4:36.9
11 29 Nikeya Green 26 Alexandria VA U.S.A. Reebok 4:39.3

NYRR Road Mile Championships - Men
Team Official
Pl. Bib Name Age City State Country Affiliation Time
1 34 Abraham Ng'Etich 27 High Falls NY Kenya Westchester TC 4:02.0
2 4231 Worku Beyi 21 Bronx NY Ethiopia Westchester TC 4:07.0
3 33 Abiyot Endale 22 Bronx NY Ethiopia Westchester TC 4:09.2
4 39 Brian Gertzen 23 New York NY U.S.A. Nike Central Park TC 4:09.3
5 41 Mohamed Awol 30 Bronx NY U.S.A. Westchester TC 4:12.7
6 35 Lamont Marshall 24 Devonshire . Bermuda 4:15.3
7 36 Jason Ostenson 29 Astoria NY U.S.A. Nike Central Park TC 4:15.3
8 4012 Elmustafa McHkirate 27 New York NY Morocco West Side Runners 4:18.9
9 43 Genna Tufa 24 Bronx NY U.S.A. Westchester TC 4:19.1
10 37 Beau Bettinger 23 High Falls NY U.S.A. Westchester TC 4:21.9

NYRR Road Mile Championships - Women
Team Official
Pl. Bib Name Age City State Country Affiliation Time
1 4232 Buzunesh Deba 21 Bronx NY Ethiopia Westchester TC 4:43.4
2 53 Lesley Higgins 28 New York NY U.S.A. New York Athletic Club 4:47.1
3 52 Aileen Conlon 26 New York NY U.S.A. Nike Central Park TC 4:51.4
4 51 Natalie Gingerich 27 New York NY U.S.A. Nike Central Park TC 4:56.3
5 55 Salome Kosgei 28 High Falls NY Kenya Westchester TC 5:02.0
6 54 Kate Cushing 25 New York NY U.S.A. Nike Central Park TC 5:02.7
7 56 Meseret Kotu 26 New York NY Ethiopia West Side Runners 5:09.0


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