New York Half-Marathon puts together great field

“I did my best,” she said, losing to another American Miki Barber. “Miki had a good start, and I tried to go with her, but I couldn’t hold it. But I did my best, and we went 1-2.”

Actually, Barber”s reaction time was 0.190 seconds compared with Lewis” 0.154 seconds, but Barber obviously made it up quickly.

And earlier in the week, Ed Moran mined gold in the 5,000 with a tremendous 13:26.80, putting the William & Mary graduate (2005) and current assistant coach among the best this year.

A look back — When Alan Webb broke the U.S. mile record in Belgium with his 3:46.91, his agent, Ray Flynn, was trackside.

Flynn was in that same 1982 race in which Steve Scott set the former U.S. mark. Flynn set the still-existing Irish national record (3:49.77), and John Walker set the still-existing New Zealand national mark (3:49.08).

USA Track and Field CEO Craig Masback also competed in that race 25 years ago, though by his admission several furlongs behind.

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