New York, USA – Kevin Sullivan arrived at his hotel in New York at 10 a.m. and was the first to finish at the Continental Airlines Fifth Avenue Mile, winning the men’s race in 3:54.1. The 32-year-old Canadian hopped a flight from Indianapolis to New York at 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning after helping his wife, an assistant coach at the University of Illinois, prepare her team for a cross country meet at Notre Dame. A week prior, he was competing in China.
“This is the first time I’ve tried flying in on the day of the race,” said Sullivan. “I may try it for all my races now.”
Sullivan won the race in the final 200 metres, edging out New Zealand’s Nick Willis (3:54.7) and American Matt Tegenkamp (3:54.8).