The 2018 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, Jake Wightman took the top honors at the 5th Avenue Mile that was held on Sunday (12) in New York City.
Wightman, who won this event in 2018 and knew how to gauge his effort to the finish, ran a very speedy and calculative race that led him to clinch the title the second time in 3:49.6, with Australian Oliver Hoare forced to settle on the second place in 3:50.4. Another British athlete, Jake Heyward closed the podium three finishes in 3:50.4
The 27-year-old Wightman, like his countrywoman Reekie, was concluding a long season on the track, which included a 10th-place finish in the Olympic 1500-meter final.
“That’s a straight mile PB, but I feel pretty grim now,” Wightman said of his win, which was nearly five seconds faster than his win in 2018. “That was hard work.”
Unites states was represented by Sam Prakel who crossed the line in fourth place in 3:50.5.
Matthew Centrowitz darted out of the pack just before halfway to earn the $1,000 bonus, before finishing 14th in 3:56.4.
- Jake Wightman (BRT) 3:49.6
- Oliver Hoare (AUS) 3:50.4
- Jake Heyward (BRT) 3:50.4
- Sam Prakel (USA) 3:50.5