Monday, January 29, 2007

Millrose Games Friday

For those of you who are dedicated road runners, you may not be aware that this Friday night the Millrose Games are taking place at Madison Square Garden. As most of you likely know, Millrose is probably the most historically prestigous indoor track meet in the country. It is home to the Wanamaker Mile, which is a really stacked race this year, featuring multi-time Wanamaker winner Bernard Lagat, American miling phenom Alan Webb, and Australian Craig Mottram. It will be interesting to see how Mottram, who dwarfs most distance runners, handles the tight 11 laps to the mile track at Madison Square Garden.

This is the 100th Millrose Games, so it's a milestone for the event. It also represents an important milestone for women at Millrose, with the first race in excess of a mile for the women being competed. The 3000 meter race (about 1.86 miles) will feature Ethiopian Tirunesh Dibaba.

The meet also features the top-ranked male and female pole vaulters in the world, along with the usual litany of sprint and hurdle stars. The shot put will also be competed there (it's the only throw that will fit in the Garden).

If any of you would like to attend, Wayne Baker, from the club, has access to some tickets at the discounted $10.00 rate. Please contact him at or by phone at (908) 264-9866 to make arrangements. Taking the train to Penn Station (NY) is the best way to travel there, as the Garden is right upstairs.


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