Laura Muir. Photo: Johann Conus, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Talented field includes British stars Laura Muir and Josh Kerr alongside American contenders Cole Hocker, Emma Coburn, and Sinclaire Johnson

Olympic, World Championships, European Championships, and Commonwealth Games medalists will all close out their seasons by racing the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile on Sunday, September 11. The New Balance 5th Avenue Mile – the world’s most iconic road mile race since 1981 – stretches 20 blocks down Manhattan’s most famous thoroughfare and will feature one of the strongest professional athlete fields in recent history.

All eyes will be on Great Britain’s Olympic silver medalist Laura Muir, who will conclude her historic season in New York after winning a World Championships bronze, European Championships gold, and a Commonwealth Games gold and bronze this summer. All her medals came in the 1,500 meters, aside from her Commonwealth Games bronze, which was in the 800 meters.

“This has been the most challenging yet most rewarding summer of my entire career thus far – from World Championships to Commonwealth Games to European Championships – and there’s no better place to conclude my season than on Fifth Avenue in New York,” said Muir.

Challenging Muir will be her compatriot and defending New Balance 5th Avenue Mile champion Jemma Reekie, Ireland’s three-time European Championships medalist and 2022 Commonwealth Games silver medalist Ciara Mageean, U.S. Olympic and two-time medalist Emma Coburn, and 2022 U.S. 1,500-meter champion Sinclaire Johnson.

Joining previously announced Olympian and 1,500-meter world champion Jake Wightman in the men’s professional athlete field will be Great Britain’s 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.

“I feel like I have something to prove at the 5th Avenue Mile,” said Hocker. “I’m looking forward to racing on that stage, against that level of talent, and finishing my season as strong as I started it.”

In addition to age-group heats, this year’s New Balance 5th Avenue Mile will feature a 9/11 Memorial Mile, a Back to School Mile for youth ages 12-18, a George Sheehan Memorial Mile for seniors, and NYRR Road Mile Championship heats.

In partnership with NYRR and USA Track & Field, NBC will broadcast the event nationally from 12:00—1:00 p.m. ET. The broadcast will feature live coverage of the professional athlete races and a 9/11 memorial run, as well as a recap of the day’s earlier heats. Live coverage of the event will be available internationally on USATF.TV.

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

* indicates national record

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

* indicates national record
A indicates mark set at altitude

About New York Road Runners (NYRR)
NYRR’s mission is to help and inspire people through running. Since 1958, New York Road Runners has grown from a local running club to the world’s premier community running organization. NYRR’s commitment to New York City’s five boroughs features races, virtual races, community events, free youth running initiatives and school programs, the NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub, and training resources that provide hundreds of thousands of people each year with the motivation, know-how, and opportunity to Run for Life. NYRR’s premier event is the TCS New York City Marathon. Held annually on the first Sunday in November, the race features a wide population of runners, from the world’s top professional athletes to a vast range of competitive, recreational, and charity runners. To learn more, visit www.nyrr.org.