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Rowbury, Baddeley win Fifth Avenue Mile

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.

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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.

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"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."

Put together by a member of the World-Track and Field Website team members. This is usually done by an in house member with able assistance from someone or an agency reporting from outside.

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