Simpson, 29, stormed to her fourth NYRR 5th Avenue Mile in the 20-block stretch’s last 100 meters with a time of 4:29.0 over Shannon Rowbury. Willis, 32, comfortably took home his third event title, winning by just over one second - NEW YORK (Sept. 13. 2015) - Past NYRR 5th Avenue Mile champions Jenny Simpson of the United States and Nick Willis of New Zealand successfully repeated victories at the 35th running of the NYRR 5th Avenue Mile today, Sunday, September 13.
In the men’s race, Willis, 32, comfortably took home his third event title, winning by just over one second with a time of 3:54.8. Scottish indoor mile record-holder Chris O’Hare, 24, of Great Britain, finished second in 3:55.9, and Norwegian mile record-holder Henrik Ingebrigtsen, 24, finished third in 3:56.1. Willis is one of only three men to win the event three or more times.