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Saturday, February 11, 2017
NYRR Millrose Games set for USATF.TV +PLUS, NBC on Saturday
NEW YORK CITY -- The 110th NYRR Millrose Games, featuring 55 Olympians, 11 Olympic gold medalists and seven additional Olympic medalists, goes live on USATF.TV +PLUS and NBC on Saturday, February 11 at The Armory’s New Balance Track & Field Center.
Action begins at 12 p.m. ET on USATF.TV +PLUS, then continues on NBC and the NBC Sports App live at 4 p.m. ET. Following the conclusion of NBC’s action, The Cool Down kicks off its third season live on USATF.TV +PLUS at 6 p.m. ET with exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes action and more from USATF’s fastest and finest.
There is no shortage of headlines for Saturday’s NYRR Millrose Games, including stacked professional fields in the Wanamaker Mile and the Paavo Nurmi Two-Mile. Olympian Shannon Rowbury (San Francisco, California) looks for her third-straight victory in the Wanamaker Mile, but will face stiff competition from fellow U.S. Olympian Kate Grace (Los Angeles, California), South African Olympian Dominique Scott-Efurd and training partner Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands, as well as compatriots Heather Kampf (Minneapolis, Minnesota) and Katie Mackey (Seattle, Washington).
The men’s Wanamaker Mile field will see a new champion, with Olympic 800m bronze medalist Clayton Murphy (New Paris, Ohio) headlining a group that includes 2016 Olympian Robby Andrews (Manalapan, New Jersey) and Leo Manzano (Austin, Texas), 2012 Olympic 1500m silver medalist. Three-time Wanamaker Mile champion and Olympic gold medalist Matthew Centrowitz (Arnold, Maryland) steps up in distance to the Paavo Nurmi Two-Mile, lining up against fellow U.S. Olympian Ben Blankenship (Stillwater, Minnesota), two-time Olympic steeplechaser Donn Cabral (Glastonbury, Connecticut), cross country kingGarrett Heath (Winona, Minnesota) and multi-time USATF champion Ben True (North Yarmouth, Maine).
Olympic long jump gold medalists Tianna Bartoletta (Elyria, Ohio) and Jeff Henderson (North Little Rock, Arkansas) will both compete in the 60m, while 600m indoor world record holder Cas Loxsom (New Haven, Connecticut) takes on the 1,000m, and U.S. Olympian and 2016 World Indoor Championships silver medalist Ajee’ Wilson (Neptune, New Jersey) will toe the line in the 800m.