By Chris Lotsbom, Race Results Weekly NEW YORK (13-Sep) — Americans swept the top spots here at the 34th annual NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile, as Jenny Simpson claimed her third title in four years and Jordan McNamara won his first crown here on the streets of Manhattan. It was the eighth time in event history that […]

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By Chris Lotsbom, Race Results Weekly NEW YORK CITY (12-Sep) — Two-time NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile champion Jenny Simpson describes the 20-block race as an optical illusion, a rewarding race down one of New York’s most famed streets. Having claimed the top spot in both 2011 and 2013, Simpson, 28, enters tomorrow’s contest with excitement and […]

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By Chris Lotsbom, Race Results Weekly NEW YORK CITY (12-Sep) — In 2012, shortly after she ran a national high school best of 4:11.01 for 1500m, Mary Cain received a coveted invitation to the NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile. Growing up in Bronxville, N.Y., a suburb just north of here, Cain had always followed the race from […]

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The 2014 elite competition will feature five men with PRs of 2:05 or faster, and four women with the potential to break the tape on Columbus Drive under 2:20. Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele (2:05:04) and Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge (2:04:05) will rekindle their historic track rivalry on the road as both men chase the record books. Also in the hunt […]

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By Chris Lotsbom, Race Results Weekly (08-Sep) — Earlier today, the New York Road Runners announced the elite American field to race at the 44th TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 2. Led by Olympians Kara Goucher and Desiree Linden, as well as last year’s top American male Ryan Vail, the race will feature […]

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By Chris Lotsbom, Race Results Weekly (04-Sep) — Reigning champion and recent IAAF Diamond League series winner Jenny Simpson will headline the 34th NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile on September 13, organizers announced today. Simpson, 28, will be joined by IAAF World Junior 3000m gold medalist Mary Cain and IAAF World Championships bronze medalist Brenda Martinez among […]

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By Chris Lotsbom, Race Results Weekly (04-Sep) — Earlier today, organizers of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced the elite athlete fields for the race’s 37th edition, to be held on Sunday, October 12. Among those competing at the World Marathon Majors event include Kenyans Eliud Kipchoge and Florence Kiplagat, both of whom join previously […]

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By David Monti, Race Results Weekly NEW HAVEN (01-Sep) — Although the thunder storms that soaked this Connecticut city yesterday were gone, the air here was still thick with humidity, making fast running nearly impossible.  To that end, Molly Huddle and Girma Mecheso forgot about time and simply ran for the win here today at the […]

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Satish Gujaran is known as the “Comrades King of India”. Right from 2010, the first year that the Indian contingent started the annual Comrades ritual (the world’s largest ultra marathon), to the last edition in 2014, Satish has not missed any Comrades in between to make it 5 out of 5. That takes Satish to […]

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