FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 7th, 2017
LIVE COVERAGE OF NEW BALANCE 5TH AVENUE MILE THIS SUN., SEPT. 10, AT 1:30 P.M. ET ON NBC
Olympic Medalist Jenny Simpson Returns in Search of Record Fifth-Straight Title
Coverage Streamed Live, On Demand & Commercial-Free with NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass”
Content will be Presented as Part of Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA Partnership among NBCUniversal, IOC, and USOC
STAMFORD, Conn. – September 7, 2017 – NBC presents live coverage of the 2017 New Balance 5th Avenue Mile this Sunday, Sept. 10, at 1:30 p.m. ET. Live, commercial-free coverage of the event will be streamed with a subscription to NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass.” The race, in its 37th year, will also be streamed live via authentication on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
Stretching 20 blocks on 5th Avenue, the race is expected to draw 6,000 runners. The women’s field is led by 2016 Olympic 1500m bronze medalist Jenny Simpson, who will be looking for a record fifth-straight 5th Avenue Mile win. The men’s field features defending champion Eric Jenkins, who looks to become the first men’s repeat winner in the event since 1998.
Paul Swangard calls the race, joined by analyst Craig Masback and reporter Lewis Johnson.
Content will be presented as part of the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA partnership among NBCUniversal, the IOC, and the USOC.
NBC SPORTS GOLD: NBC Sports Gold — NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product — offers access to the 2017 New Balance 5th Avenue Mile with its “Track and Field Pass.”
NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass” gives fans access to more than 25 major marathons, track and field events from April through December 2017. The direct-to-consumer pass offers fans unprecedented coverage — including some exclusive coverage beyond what is available on linear TV in the United States — live and on-demand, online, on mobile, tablets and connected TV devices.
NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass,” is available for $69.99 and can be purchased by visiting NBCSportsGold.com. NBC Sports Gold is available on Apple iOS, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and online at NBCSportsGold.com.
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