30 Aug '16, 3am

U.S. Olympians to gather for one last hurrah at the #5thAveMile this weekend

U.S. Olympians to gather for one last hurrah at the #5thAveMile this weekend

Should Simpson win, it would be her fifth victory at the Fifth Avenue Mile and would also make her the winningest athlete of all time at the event. It won’t come easy, however. Among the many competitors is Laura Muir of Great Britain, who won the Paris Diamond League 1500 meters on Saturday in 3:55.22, a national record for her. “[Muir] has had a totally crazy season,” Simpson said on Monday during a phone call with members of the media. “I hope my veteran status [at Fifth Avenue] comes into play.” Other women to watch include Lauren Johnson, Katie Mackey, and Amanda Eccelston. Those who are returning from the Games include Shelby Houlihan, Kate Grace , and Emily Infeld . Centrowitz said he’s foregoing the Diamond League meet in Brussels in September and will focus solely on Fifth Avenue. After he returned from competition last week in Switzerland, he said he came down wi...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/elite-runners/us-olympians-to...

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