Wanamaker Mile

The Wanamaker Mile is an event held annually at the Millrose Games in New York City's Madison Square Gardens.

The event is an indoor one-mile race. It was first held in 1908, and became known as the "Wanamaker" shortly after. It is named in honor of the head of the Wanamaker's Department Store in New York City, Rodman Wanamaker.

The race is held every year at 10:00 PM. This is a tradition started by the legendary sports announcer Ted Husing. Husing would broadcast the race live during the nightly news.

The race is also a tradition for Irish runners. Past Irish winners include Ronnie Delaney (1956-1959), Eamonn Coghlan (1977, '79-'81, '83, '85 and '87), Marcus O'Sullivan (1986, '88-'90, and '92) and Niall Bruton (1994 and '96).

It was at the Millrose Games where Coghlan earned the nickname, "Chairman of the Boards" (because the surface of the track was made of wooden boards). In addition O'Sullivan has run 11 sub-four minute miles in the Wanamaker.

ee also

* Millrose Games
* Middle distance track event
* Track and Field


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