FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
OLYMPIC MEDALIST JENNY SIMPSON AIMS FOR SEVENTH TITLE IN NEW BALANCE 5TH AVENUE MILE THIS SUN., SEPT. 9, LIVE AT NOON ET ON NBC
Coverage Streamed Live, On Demand & Commercial-Free with NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass”
STAMFORD, Conn. – September 5, 2018 – NBC presents live coverage of the 2018 New Balance 5th Avenue Mile from New York City this Sunday, Sept. 9, at Noon 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 38th 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 7,000 runners. Olympic 1500m bronze medalist Jenny Simpson chases her seventh win in the event after winning the race for a record sixth time last year. This year she faces 2017 world 3000m steeplechase champion Emma Coburn. Rio Olympic 1500m gold medalist Matthew Centrowitz is expected to headline the men’s field, and will be challenged by New Zealand’s two-time Olympic medalist Nick Willis, who races for a record fifth title.
Leigh Diffey 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 2018 New Balance 5th Avenue Mile with its “Track and Field Pass.”
NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass” gives fans access to major marathons, and top U.S. and international track and field events through December 2018. 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, Roku, and online at NBCSportsGold.com.
NBC SPORTS APP: The NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will stream coverage via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Win10, and Xbox.
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