Sep 22 Team USA Lights Up Fifth Avenue Mile

Fifth Avenue Mile

U.S. Olympians wear their game faces at the start of the 2012 Fifth Ave Mile in NYC on Sept 22. (L-R: Anna Pierce, Shannon Rowbury, eventual winner Brenda Martinez, defending champ Jenny Simpson)

By Associated Press | Sept. 22, 2012, 5 p.m. (ET)

NEW YORK -- Olympian Matthew Centrowitz edged defending champion Bernard Lagat to win the Fifth Avenue Mile on Saturday.

Centrowitz finished in 3 minutes, 52.4 seconds, followed by two-time Olympic medalist Lagat in 3:52.9 and Leo Manzan (3:53.1) in the race that ended at 60th Street near Central Park.

Brenda Martinez won the women's event in 4:24.2, followed by Anna Pierce in 4:24.9 and Hannah England in 4:26.0. Defending champion Jenny Simpson finished 10th.

Manzano won the silver medal in the 1,500 meters at the London Olympics, and Centrowitz was fourth. The 37-year-old Lagat finished just out of the medals in the 5,000, placing fourth.


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