NYRR Games to feature 11 gold medalists It’ll be a new runners’ high. Northern Manhattan will soon get a close-up look at a slew of recent track and field stars, as 11 gold medalists from the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics have been confirmed for this year’s New York Road Runners (NYRR) Millrose Games in Washington […]
Olympian Aliann Pompey worked hard to win; now encourages young runners to do the same | NY Daily News
BY Clem Richardson Four-time Olympian Aliann Pompey has trained on the Fort Washington Armory track for much of her running career. “This is sort of home and has been to me for some time,” Pompey said as we sat in the stands overlooking the state-of-the-art facility in Washington Heights. “All through college this was the […]
Story & photos by Robin Lawless All the children who participated in the first annual Uptown Games at The Armory in Washington Heights this past Sun., April 1st were winners. Their prize? An afternoon of fun running, jumping, sprinting and racing, with nary a video game or computer screen in sight. The track and field […]
The New York Road Runners, the group that puts on the marathon and dozens of other races throughout the year, hosted its annual Youth Jamboree Saturday morning in Washington Heights. via: New York Road Runners Holds Youth Jamboree In Washington Heights « CBS New York.
By Carla Zanoni WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Thousands of track and field fans trekked uptown over the weekend to celebrate and honor the sport’s best athletes and welcome the 105th annual Millrose Games to its new home. The sold-out crowd attended the event at the packed New Balance Armory Track Center on Fort Washington Avenue and […]
By GEORGE VECSEY An event called the Millrose Games is being held in a 5,000-seat armory in Upper Manhattan on Saturday. Does that mean it is really the Millrose Games? “At first, I was thinking, ‘This is a joke,’ ” Eamonn Coghlan said in his Irish lilt. “But after I talked to people, I realized you […]
By KEN BELSON MY precise thoughts are lost to time, but when I last walked out of the Armory onto West 168th Street in Washington Heights on a winter’s night nearly 30 years ago, it’s a good bet that I felt it would be for the last time. A senior in high school, I had […]