Nicole Sifuentes left no doubt about her intentions at today’s BAA Mile, taking the lead at the start and never conceding it en route to a course record of 4:33.7. Local Cory McGee was a well-beaten second in 4:35.8. The previous event record was 4:35.4 by Dawit Seyaum of Ethiopia, set in 2015.
You might not know it from Nicole’s time, but the BAA Mile is one of the slower road miles in the world. Its three-loop course around Boston’s Back Bay features tight turns and short straightaways before finishing at the line of a certain marathon that will be run on Monday.
Next up for Nicole is the Drake Relays at the end of the month.