5 Ways to Get Down 5th Avenue: A Follow-Up

5 Ways to Get Down 5th Avenue: A Follow-Up

Last week, I wrote a post detailing five different ways to go from the start of the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile—at East 80th Street, just outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art—to the finish at East 60th Street and Grand Army Plaza.

In that post, I listed option #5 as "run," but sort of bailed on delivering a full video and analysis:

But fear not, friends—I will not leave my audience in suspense! I said I would wait until September 10, and come race day, I was prepared to capture all (or at least, most) of the journey.

So now, as a special "Friday flashback," I present a revised 5 Ways to Get Down 5th Avenue—Option #5: Run.

As the video proves, the fastest way to get down 5th Avenue is...(still)...to run!

Option Time
Bus 17:55
Taxi n/a or 17:55
Subway 21:44
Bike 8:17
Run 4:25*

Check out more of our coverage from Sunday, and relive how Jenny Simpson made an even quicker trip down 5th Avenue, as she equaled the fastest women's time in event history with a 4:16.6.

*Note: The finish clock in the video displays 4:27, but the official results say 4:25, so...I'm going with the faster time. Also, I wasn't expecting the race to go quite so quickly, but hey, I'll take it!

Running 18 to Tune Up for 26.2

Running 18 to Tune Up for 26.2

Race-Day Essentials: New Balance Bronx 10 Mile

Race-Day Essentials: New Balance Bronx 10 Mile