Five-time champion Jenny Simpson and 2012 champion Brenda Martinez will headline the Fifth Avenue Mile women’s field on September 10th in New York City.
Having won the last four races and five of the last six, the 30-year-old Simpson will be looking to win her sixth Fifth Avenue Mile title. She comes into the event with the top time at 4:19.98. Simpson won silver in the 1500-meter race this summer at the World Championships in London.
Looking for her first title in five years, Martinez enters the race with a personal best time of 4:26.76.
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Simpson and Martinez won’t be the only Americans in the race. Emma Coburn and Courtney Frerichs, who won gold and silver in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the World Championships this summer, will also be competing. Thirteen American runners will compete in the race, which goes from approximately 80th street to 60th street.