Americans Dominate Mile In England

Garret Heath and Morgan Uceny won at Manchester's Great CityGames.

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Garret Heath and Morgan Uceny won at Manchester’s Great CityGames.

It was surely an American show of force at the Great CityGames last week. The annual track and field event, held in Manchester England, pitted some of the best middle-distance runners in the world against each other.

In the men’s mile, American Garrett Heath upset the field to win in 4:01.56. In the mix was the world metric mile champion, Asbel Kiprop, who ended up placing fifth in 4:07.15.

American Olympic medalist Leo Manzano came in behind Heath in 4:01.79.

“I want to come back, I love it,” Heath told Sky’s Tyne and Wear website. “It’s hard to get this many people from the running community out in one place at one time. It was awesome, the people here understand running, it’s great.”

Meanwhile, the women’s race also went to an American, Morgan Uceny, who has struggled this year.

Uceny clocked 4:33.97, pulling clear to win the race right at the finish line.