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Jenny Simpson wins 5th Avenue Mile for sixth straight year

Jenny Simpson won the 5th Avenue Mile for the sixth consecutive time on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (Charlie Neibergall / Associated Press)
Jenny Simpson won the 5th Avenue Mile for the sixth consecutive time on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (Charlie Neibergall / Associated Press)

NEW YORK – Jenny Simpson won the 5th Avenue Mile for a sixth consecutive year on Sunday, finishing the race in 4:18.8.

Simpson has won the event seven times and beat fellow American Colleen Quigley, who came in second. It was the 10th fastest women’s time in the event’s 38-year history.

Jake Wightman of Great Britain won the men’s race. He edged New Zealand’s Nick Willis, who was trying for a record-breaking fifth title.

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