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2009

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.

 

2009 Results / Recap / Photos / Preview - Continental Airlines Fifth Ave Mile

Published by
Ian Terpin   on Sep 27 2009, 12:11 AM

Continental Airlines Fifth Ave Mile

2009 Results / Recap / Photos / Preview

Continental Airlines Fifth Ave Mile Official Site

Results will be posted below...

2009 Recap

BADDELEY AND ROWBURY SCORE FIRST FIFTH AVENUE TITLES
By David Monti
(c) 2009 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved

NEW YORK (26-Sep) -- Britain's Andy Baddeley and San Francisco's Shannon Rowbury won the 29th edition of the Continental Airlines Fifth Avenue Mile here today in tight sprint finishes.

Baddeley, 27, Europe's fastest miler in the 2008 season, made a brilliant move with just 20 meters to go, angling from the right side of the roadway to the tape and getting around Boaz Lalang of Kenya, Leo Manzano of Austin, Tex., and Bernard Lagat of Tuscon, Ariz.  Baddeley, who was running his first Fifth Avenue Mile, clocked 3 minutes and 52 seconds.  Lalang finished second and Manzano third, both in 3:53.  Lagat, the 2007 world 1500m and 5000m champion, was fourth and was given the same time.

Rowbury also used the last 20 meters to her best advantage.  Running in the middle of the roadway, she pierced through a pack of three challengers: defending champion Lisa Dobriskey of Britain, 2006 Fifth Avenue champion Sara Hall, and former NCAA 1500m champion Hannah England of Britain.  Rowbury, who was second her last year, was a clear winner in 4 minutes 24 seconds.  Dobriskey, who was given the same time, finished second, just an eyelash ahead of Hall (a photo review was necessary to separate them).  Christian Wurth-Thomas of Springdale, Ark., came from the right side of the avenue to take fourth (4:24), and England faded to fifth (4:26).

Both Baddeley and Rowbury received $5000 in prize money.

The race was inaugurated in 1981 with a star-studded field, including legends Steve Scott, John Walker, Steve Cram, Eamonn Coghlan, Ray Flynn and Sydney Maree.  Maree ran 3:47.52 to establish the still-standing event record.

  NOTE: Videos of the races will be posted at NYRR.org later today --Ed.

 

2009 Results

Professional Men                          Team      Official
Pl.     Bib     Name     Age     City     State     Country     Affiliation     Time
1     6     Andy Baddeley     27     London     .     Great Britain     New Balance     03:51.8
2     12     Boaz Lalang     20     Ina     IL     Kenya     adidas     03:52.0
3     3     Leonel Manzano     25     Austin     TX         Nike     03:52.2
4     1     Bernard Lagat     34     Tuscon     AZ         Nike     03:52.7
5     15     Haron Lagat     26     Lubbok     TX         New Balance     03:53.8
6     11     Collis Birmingham     24     London     .     Australia     New Balance     03:53.9
7     5     Matt Tegenkamp     27     Portland     OR         Oregon Track Club     03:54.2
8     8     Chris Solinsky     24     Portland     OR         Oregon Track Club     03:54.5
9     16     Daniel Huling     26     Westerville     OH         Reebok     03:55.0
10     10     David Torrence     23     Berkeley     CA         Nike     03:56.1
11     7     Will Leer     24     Eugene     OR         Oregon Track Club     03:56.6
12     20     Tim Bayley     27     LaFayette     CA     Great Britain     Puma     03:58.3
13     9     Jon Rankin     27     San Diego     CA         Nike     03:59.0
14     4     Nate Brannen     27     Ann Arbor     MI     Canada     Reebok     03:59.1
15     13     Steve Sherer     28     San Jose     CA         New York Athletic Club     03:59.8
16     19     Kyle Heath     23     Syracuse     NY             04:01.1
17     14     Rob Myers     29     Detroit     MI         Reebok     04:02.1
18     22     Sean Brosnan     32     Eugene     OR         New York Athletic Club     04:04.4
19     17     Liam Boylan-Pett     24     Washington     DC             04:04.6
20     21     Tommy Schmitz     26     Mineral Point     WI         WRRT/Saucony     04:06.0
21     23     Ricky Soos     26     Loughborough     .     Great Britain         04:09.5
22     18     Moise Joseph     27     Miami     FL     Haiti         04:12.3
                               
Professional Women                     Team     Official
Pl.     Bib     Name     Age     City     State     Country     Affiliation     Time
1     32     Shannon Rowbury     24     San Francisco     CA         Nike     04:23.3
2     31     Lisa Dobriskey     24     Kent     .     Great Britain     adidas     04:23.9
3     36     Sara Hall     25     Mammoth Lakes     CA         Asics     04:23.9
4     33     Christin Wurth-Thomas     28     Springdale     AR         Nike     04:23.9
5     35     Hannah England     21     .     .     Great Britain     Nike     04:25.4
6     34     Erin Donohue     25     Haddonfield     NJ         Nike     04:27.0
7     37     Mestawot Tadesse     23     Addis Ababa     .     Ethiopia     adidas     04:27.7
8     38     Amy Mortimer     27     Manhattan     KS         Reebok     04:29.6
9     40     Barbara Parker     25     Los Angeles     CA     Great Britain     New Balance     04:35.2
10     41     Sara Vaughn     22     Boulder     CO         adidas     04:37.1
11     39     Marina Muncan     25     Ardmore     PA     Serbia     New Balance     04:37.3
12     42     Delilah DiCrescenzo     25     New York     NY         Puma/Riadah     04:44.0
                               
NYRR Road Mile Championships - Men             Team     Official
Pl.     Bib     Name     Age     City     State     Country     Affiliation     Time
1     55     Bado Worku Merdessa     21     New York     NY     Ethiopia     West Side Runners     04:01.8
2     53     Dustin Emrani     24     Kings Point     NY         Pride Products     04:03.4
3     51     Abraham Ng'Etich     28     High Falls     NY     Kenya     Westchester TC     04:06.9
4     60     Fikadu Lemma     25     Bronx     NY     Ethiopia     West Side Runners     04:08.4
5     52     Abiyot Endale     23     Bronx     NY     Ethiopia     Westchester TC     04:11.2
6     54     Brian Gertzen     24     Woodside     NY         Central Park TC     04:11.4
7     56     Lamont Marshall     25     Devonshire     .     Bermuda         04:11.9
8     63     Chris Spooner     24     New York     NY         Central Park TC     04:13.4
9     62     David Peters     38     Brooklyn     NY     Great Britain     HHH Hudson Dusters     04:14.2
10     61     Elmustafa McHkirate     28     Astoria     NY     Morocco     West Side Runners     04:25.9
11     57     Chris DeLaubenfels     23     New York     NY         Manhattan TC     04:33.5
                               
NYRR Road Mile Championships - Women         Team     Official
Pl.     Bib     Name     Age     City     State     Country     Affiliation     Time
1     78     Aziza Aliyu     23     Bronx     NY     Ethiopia     West Side Runners     04:44.8
2     73     Marisa Ryan     24     Quincy     MA             04:46.1
3     76     Salome Kosgei     29     High Falls     NY     Kenya     Westchester TC     04:46.1
4     75     Kate Irvin     30     New York     NY         Central Park TC     04:47.8
5     74     Aileen Conlon     27     New York     NY         Central Park TC     04:50.1
6     80     Melissa Salerno     22     New York     NY         Central Park TC     04:54.1
7     71     Lesley Higgins     29     New York     NY         New York Athletic Club     04:59.8
8     79     Cate Robbie     28     Red Bank     NJ         New York Athletic Club     05:00.9
9     72     Jo Ankier     27     London     .     Great Britain     Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers     05:09.0

 

2009 Preview / Entries

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS MEDALISTS COMING TO FIFTH AVENUE Mile
By David Monti
(c) 2009 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved - used with permission

NEW YORK (10-Sep) -- Half of the 1500m medalists from the recent IAAF World Championships will be race down Fifth Avenue here on Sept. 26, when the New York Road Runners holds the Continental Airlines Fifth Avenue Mile for the 29th time.

Leading the charge on the men's side will be Bernard Lagat, the 1500m/5000m double world champion from 2007 who earned bronze and silver medals in those disciplines at this year's championships.  Lagat, 34, of Tucson, Ariz., will be making his second appearance on Fifth Avenue after narrowing losing last year's contest to New Zealander, Nick Willis, who is unable to defend his title because of a recent surgery.

The women's medalists are Britain's Lisa Dobriskey, 24, who won the 1500m silver medal, and San Francisco's Shannon Rowbury, also 24, who nabbed the bronze.  The pair finished 1-2 on Fifth Avenue last year.

"Speed will rule and stars will shine on Fifth Avenue on September 26,” said New York Road Runners' president and CEO, Mary Wittenberg, who directs the race.  "We look forward to the stars of the summer battling for the right to run the final victory lap on the streets of New York."

The three world championships medalists only represent the tip of the iceberg of athletic talent coming here for the Fifth Avenue race.  The combined fields have 15 Olympians.  Within the 22-man field there are 19 sub-four minute milers --ten of whom have broken 3:55-- and 16 athletes who have run sub-3:40 for 1500m.  The women's field of 16 runners has eight women who have broken 4:30 for the mile (six with sub-4:06 for 1500m).

Other key men include USA 1500m champion Lopez Lomong, USA 5000m champion Matt Tegenkamp, Europe's fastest miler from 2008 Andy Baddeley of Great Britain, Canadian Olympian Nate Brannen, American Olympian Leonel Manzano, USA Indoor 3000m champion David Torrence, and USA 5000m runner-up Chris Solinsky.  Other top women include American Olympian Erin Donohue, 2008 NCAA mile champion Hannah England of Great Britain, and 2009 Reebok & Stockholm Grand Prix 1500m champion Christian Wurth-Thomas.

Here are the complete fields which will be competing for a $30,000 prize money purse:

MEN (alphabetical listing with mile and 1500m personal bests) -
Andy Baddeley, GBR 3:49.38 3:34.36+
Tim Bayley, GBR 4:00.24i 3:41.66
Collis Birmingham, AUS 3:54.30 3:35.76
Liam Boylan-Pett, USA 3:59.40i 3:41.11
Nate Brannen, CAN 3:52.63 3:34.65
Sean Brosnan, USA 4:00.80 3:44.33
Kyle Heath, USA 4:01.47i 3:49.11
Daniel Huling, USA 4:02.23 3:40.20
Moise Joseph, HAI 4:03.05i 3:45.54
Bernard Lagat, USA 3:47.28  3:26.34
Haron Lagat, USA 3:58.48i 3:48.59
Boaz Lalang, KEN 3:58.34i 3:37.62
Will Leer, USA 3:56.63 3:37.37
Lopez Lomong, USA 3:53.35 3:32.94
Leonel Manzano, USA 3:53.01 3:33.33
Rob Myers, USA 3:53.78  3:34.89
Jon Rankin, USA 3:54.24 3:35.26
Tommy Schmitz, USA 3:59.92 3:41.46
Steve Sherer, USA 3:56.00i 3:36.81
Chris Solinsky, USA 3:54.1r 3:37.27
Matt Tegenkamp, USA 3:56.38 3:34.25
David Torrence, USA 3:56.75 3:38.39

WOMEN (alphabetical listing with mile and 1500m personal bests) -
Lisa Dobriskey, GBR 4:20.35 3:59.50
Erin Donohue, USA 4:26.48 4:05.55
Hannah England, GBR 4:30.29i 4:04.29
Sara Hall, USA 4:21.4r 4:08.55
Rose Kosgei, KEN 4:23.9r 4:10.64
Racheal Marchand, USA 4:42.4r 4:21.54
Marilyn Okoro, GBR 4:49.3r 4:11.85
Amy Mortimer, USA 4:23.6r 4:06.55
Marina Muncan, SER 4:33.16 4:08.02
Barbara Parker, GBR 4:36.33 4:12.17
Shannon Rowbury, USA 4:20.34  4:00.33
Delilah  DiCrescenzo, USA 4:40.77 4:12.78
Heidi Dahl, USA 4:39.39i 4:09.75
Christin Wurth-Thomas, USA 4:27.18i 3:59.98
Sara Vaughn, USA 4:38.64i 4:11.39
Mestawot Tadesse, ETH 4:28.18i 4:04.61
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r = road time
i = indoor time
+ = en route time

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