|Neither cold nor ran could keep Sid|
Howard from his 35th consecutive
Fifth Ave Mile on Sunday.
(9-18) On Sunday, September 10, New York's Sid Howard ran the Fifth Ave Mile for the 35th time in a row--the longest-known streak among Fifth Ave milers. Howard, 79, hit the finish line in 10:11, not his best time but he says he's happy to keep the streak alive. He is a 10-time age group winner on Fifth Ave.
Howard’s American indoor 65-69 records of 2:19.4 for the 800, 5:23.05 for the mile, and 4:45.36 for 1500 meters. He was inducted into the USATF Masters Hall of Fame in 2005.
|In 2016, Howard ran with his wife, Asteria,|
a former sprint and hurdles champ from Bolivia.
Another streak: Two weeks before FAM, Howard held his 30th family reunion, bringing together eight generations that included 200 extended family members, among them his 19 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. “This is one streak that I am ready to hand over to the next generation,” laughs Howard.
|Howard received his degree |
from Kean University at age 59.