Stretching 20 blocks on 5th Avenue, the race is expected to draw 6,000 runners. The women's field is led by 2016 Olympic 1500m bronze medalist Jenny Simpson, who will be looking for a record fifth-straight 5th Avenue Mile win. The men’s field features defending champion Eric Jenkins, who looks to become the first men’s repeat winner in the event since 1998.
Paul Swangard calls the race, joined by analyst Craig Masback and reporter Lewis Johnson.
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