NEW YORK — American Shannon Rowbury and Andy Baddeley of Britain won the women’s and men’s Fifth Avenue Mile events on Saturday.
Rowbury finished in front with a time of 4 minutes, 23.3 seconds — beating Briton Lisa Dobriskey and another American Sarah Hall. Both crossed in 4:23.9 with Dobriskey placing second courtesy of a photo finish.
Int he men’s section, Baddeley crossed in 3:51.8 to edge Boaz Lalang of Kenya and become the first British man since Matthew Yates in 1991 to win the race, which is sponsored by Continental Airlines.
Lalang was second in 3:52.0 and American Leo Manzano third in 3:52.2.
Two-time Olympic medalist Bernard Lagat of the U.S. was fourth in 3:52.7.
"Lagat put himself out front and I think everyone was looking at him to gauge themselves in their own race," said Baddeley. "With 200 meters to go, I knew a lot of people would go hard and it’s a bit too early.
"On the track, you can’t go full out for 200 so I was waiting for the last 100, even the last 50. Once it got in the last 100, there were a lot of good finishers in there. I felt good and got in there."