Top U.S. miler Alan Webb of Reston will run in the Fifth Avenue Mile on Sept. 24 in New York.
"I can't wait to run in the footsteps of the great milers like Steve Scott, John Walker and Peter Elliott," Webb, 22, said in a prepared statement. "I'm excited to see a great tradition come back, and I'm very motivated. It should be a great race."
Webb (South Lakes High) won the 1,500 meters at the U.S. outdoor championships in June and was ninth at the world championships this month.
The Fifth Avenue Mile is considered the world's most famous city mile road race. Past champions include Paula Radcliffe, Sydney Maree, Walker, Scott and Mary Slaney.
Also entered in this year's race are Rui Silva of Portugal, the bronze medalist in the 1,500 at the 2004 Olympics and the 2005 world championships; and Craig Mottram of Australia, the bronze medalist in the 5,000 at the 2005 world championships.
The women's field will be led by two-time U.S. Olympian Shayne Culpepper, 2004 U.S. Olympian Carrie Tollefson and former NCAA all-American Amy Mortimer.
-- From Staff Reports