New York, December 4, 2013 - Two 800-meter finalists from the London Olympics - and the man who upset both of them and scored an American record in The Armory in 2013 - will return for a 1,000-meter run at the 2014 NYRR Millrose Games on Feb. 15 at the New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory.
Duane Solomon and Nick Symmonds - who were fourth and fifth in that super-fast final in London - will be joined by American 600m record holder Erik Sowinski and two-time NCAA champion Robby Andrews in a 1,000-meter showdown, which could result in an American record.
In fact, Symmonds is already calling that a goal. "The 1,000m indoor American record is one that I have had my eye on for a very long time," he said. "I truly believe the Armory is the best track for an attempt and I am confident that the passionate NYC crowd will cheer the field on to a new record."
Solomon - now a three-time national champion at 800 meters - finished fourth in London in 1:42.82, the second-fastest in U.S. history, behind only his coach, the incomparable Johnny Gray. Symmonds - who was just behind Solomon, fifth in 1:42.95 - had been agonizingly close to the podium at the previous three global events, before claiming a silver medal at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow (1:43.55).
Fans are urged to visit NYRRMillroseGames.org to purchase tickets. The 2014 NYRR Millrose Games will begin at noon and conclude at 6:30 pm, featuring the prime time window from 3 pm to 5 pm. Further questions can be answered by calling The Armory at (212) 923-1803 ext. 7200.