NBC to broadcast race live nationally; USATF.TV to stream event internationally

World champion Josh Kerr, U.S. Olympian Elle St. Pierre, and American mile record-holder Nikki Hiltz will headline a world-class professional athlete field that spans 14 different countries at the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile on Sunday, September 10. 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.

Great Britain’s Kerr will arrive in New York fresh off winning a world title in the 1,500 meters in Budapest; he is in search of his first victory on 5th Avenue in his second appearance in the event. Kerr also owns an Olympic bronze medal in the 1,500 meters from the Tokyo 2020 Games.

“Winning the World Championships was the culmination of every step of running I’ve ever taken,” Kerr said. “Now, my confidence is higher than it’s ever been, and I have some unfinished business to take care of on 5th Avenue.”

Lining up against Kerr will be New Zealand’s 5,000-meter record-holder George Beamish, and an American contingent led by 2023 Falmouth Mile champion Johnny Gregorek, last year’s 1,500-meter national champion Cooper Teare, two-time 5th Avenue Mile podium finisher Sam Prakel, and U.S. Olympian Woody Kincaid.

In the women’s race, U.S. Olympian St. Pierre will make her return to New York for the first time since finishing as runner-up at the event in 2019. It will also be her first race back since giving birth in March.

“My preparation for the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile this time has been different, as I fit training around feedings, nap time, and playing with Ivan,” St. Pierre said. “But my body feels good, and the workouts have been solid. I’m excited to be back on 5thAvenue this weekend.”

She will be joined at the start line by Hiltz, Great Britain’s 2021 New Balance 5th Avenue Mile champion Jemma Reekie, Great Britain’s reigning 1,500-meter champion Katie Snowden, Mexican record-holder Laura Galvan, Australian record-holder Jessica Hull, Japanese record-holder Nozomi Tanaka, and Jamaican record-holder Adelle Tracey. Olympian Courtney Frerichs and four-time NCAA champion Dani Jones will also toe the line for the U.S.

In addition to professional athlete and age-group heats, this year’s New Balance 5th Avenue Mile will feature Back to School Mile heats for youth, a New Balance Run Your Way Mile for first-time marathoners using NYRR Coaching Lab, a George Sheehan Memorial Mile for seniors, an NYPD and FDNY heat for service members, and NYRR Road Mile Championship races.

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

Men’s Professional Athlete Field 

NameCountry1,500m Personal BestMile Personal Best
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

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

Women’s Professional Athlete Field

NameCountry1,500m Personal BestMile Personal Best
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 Galvan MEX4:03.06 NR4:31.81i
Sarah HealyIRL4:29.033:59.68
Nikki Hiltz USA3:59.61+4:16.35 NR
Vera HoffmannLUX4:06.94 NR4:32.05i
Jessica HullAUS3:57.294:15.34 NR
Dani Jones USA4:02.834:01.66
Emily MacKayUSA3:59.994:23.79
Jemma Reekie GBR3:58.654:17.88i NR
Gaia Sabbatini ITA4:01.244:31.74
Helen SchlachtenhaufenUSA4:01.094:23.94i
Katie SnowdenGBR3:56.724:21.19i
Elinor St. Pierre USA3:58.034:16.85i 
Nozomi Tanaka JPN3:59.19 NR4:28.94i
Adelle Tracey JAM3:58.77 NR4:30.17i 
Carina Viljoen RSA4:07.114:29.03
Regan YeeCAN4:08.924:30.46i

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

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