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By Associated Press | Sept. 22, 2012, 5 p.m. (ET)

NEW YORK -- Olympian Matthew Centrowitz edged defending champion Bernard Lagat to win the Fifth Avenue Mile on Saturday.

Centrowitz finished in 3 minutes, 52.4 seconds, followed by two-time Olympic medalist Lagat in 3:52.9 and Leo Manzan (3:53.1) in the race that ended at 60th Street near Central Park.

Brenda Martinez won the women's event in 4:24.2, followed by Anna Pierce in 4:24.9 and Hannah England in 4:26.0. Defending champion Jenny Simpson finished 10th.

Manzano won the silver medal in the 1,500 meters at the London Olympics, and Centrowitz was fourth. The 37-year-old Lagat finished just out of the medals in the 5,000, placing fourth.

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