Millrose Games: History, Format, and All Details Revealed

Published 02/11/2024, 3:26 AM EST

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The Millrose Games are set to make a triumphant return to New York City in February 2024, bringing world-class competitors and enthusiastic spectators together to witness incredible feats of strength and speed. Originally starting more than a century ago, the renowned indoor track and field event has developed into a premier international competition hosted at the Armory in Washington Heights.

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Showcasing top athletes across various categories like collegiate, youth, and professional, the 2024 Millrose Games will add to its long and illustrious history, with the iconic Wanamaker Mile as its centerpiece. As the best track and field athletes from around the globe gather for this prestigious meet in the heart of NYC, get ready to experience the pinnacle of indoor athletics!

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The Millrose Games has quite a storied history! Starting way back in 1908, this yearly indoor track and field competition was originally dreamed up by employees of the John Wanamaker Department Store in New York City. For the next hundred years, the meet took place at the famous Madison Square Garden, where so many athletics greats first made a name for themselves – we’re talking legends like Loren Murchison, Paavo Nurmi, Eamonn Coghlan, Cheryl Toussaint and Carl Lewis, just to name a few. The Garden saw countless records smashed within its walls over the decades.

In 2012, the Millrose Games changed venues, moving to The Armory, a state-of-the-art facility right in NYC with a lightning-fast track. The Armory has been lovingly nicknamed the “Fastest Track in the World” – a perfect new home for such a historic competition! Millrose attracts talent at every level, from promising high schoolers to collegiate stars to pro athletes. Competitors across all ages come to test their skills and limits. The classic NYRR Wanamaker Miles races stay a fan favorite, nodding to the early days. Seems like new meet records fall each year at the Armory!

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For 115 years now, the Millrose Games has hosted the best indoor track and field has to offer. From the nostalgic days at Madison Square Garden to its current home setting records at The Armory, Millrose remains the premier stage for athletics legends to be crowned. It’s crazy to think about the long list of icons who first broke through at this annual NYC tradition. Here’s to many more years of records and legends in the making!

The winningest legends of Millrose’s history

When it comes to racking up wins at the Millrose Games, a few legends stand out from the pack. Sprinter Loren Murchison is the undisputed king with 13 titles between 1919-1926. Other top winners include pole vaulter Bob Richards (11 wins), hurdler Greg Foster and mid-distance ace Mark Everett (10 each), and hurdler Harrison Dillard and miler Eamonn Coghlan.

On the women’s side, Diane Dixon (400m), Jearl Miles-Clark (middle-distance), Connie Price-Smith (shot put) and Tisha Waller (high jump) are tied at 8 victories – true Millrose greats! And get this – a whopping 202 Millrose champs have also struck gold at the Olympics. Now that’s an impressive club to be a part of!

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2024 Millrose Games- Where to watch the excitement live?

The Millrose games are scheduled on Sunday, February 11, 2024 at The Armory in NYC. Be sure to catch all of the exciting Millrose Games action live! Extensive coverage will be provided across multiple platforms. Tune in to NBC and Peacock from 1-3 PM EST on meet day to watch all of the marquee races and field events. Additional viewing options are available earlier in the day on USATF.TV, with live streaming from 8:30 AM through 1:30 PM EST.

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The early coverage will showcase many promising up-and-comers and future stars in the making. Don’t miss out on a minute of the thrills and adrenaline that only the Millrose Games can deliver. With multiple broadcast options throughout the day, there are plenty of opportunities to watch history being made in real time.

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