Racing One Mile All Around the World for Global Running Day

Racing One Mile All Around the World for Global Running Day

With Global Running Day taking place on June 6, NYRR added to the celebration with a free one-mile race open to runners around the world. The NYRR Virtual Global Running Day 1M gave participants the opportunity to chase their fastest one-mile time between June 4 and June 10.

In total, more than 2,800 runners took part in the race, joining the 282,000-plus runners from 161 countries who pledged a total of 11.2 million miles for Global Running Day.

Read more: Global Running Day: As It Happened

The top finisher for men was Tim Forthman of Tehachapi, CA, in 4:24, while Liz Anjos of Portland, OR led the women's race in 5:29. Anjos even brought a crew out with her for the one-mile challenge, as they opted for a four-lapper around their local track.

Here in New York, a few 26.2-mile champions dropped down in distance for a run through Central Park. New York City Marathon winners Meb Keflezighi, Tatyana McFadden, and Kathrine Switzer joined NYRR staffers for a run, as they broke a finish-line tape at the same location where the TCS New York City Marathon finish line is placed every November.

Local artist Lori Richmond, known for her "View from My Run" series, ran her mile in 9:50, and then drew this piece in the same amount of time.

Meanwhile, runners in Russia rose for some early-morning miles...

...while one runner prepared for an ultramarathon in South Africa with this one-miler, even bringing some props with them...

...while these runners, in Virginia and in Peru, respectively, some pups along with them.

Check the results for the NYRR Virtual Global Running Day 1M on our results page, and stay tuned for the next races to come in the NYRR Virtual Racing series!

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