Olympians will line up at New York City 5K for big paydays, national titles

Updated: October 11, 2017, 4:28 PM ET
By Erin Strout, Special from Runner's World

AP Photo/Martin MeissnerMatthew Centrowitz wins the 1500-meter title at the 2016 Rio Games after leading for most of the second half of the race. He's one of many Olympians lining up at the 2017 Dash to the Finish 5K on Nov. 4.

The New York City Marathon on Nov. 5 will not be the only hot competition of the weekend. This year's Dash to the Finish Line 5K on Nov. 4 will feature 10 Olympians and six members of the 2017 world championships team that competed in London this summer.

What's bringing out so many stars? The race this year is also the USA Track & Field championship, and race organizers are calling the $60,000 prize purse the "largest in 5K history." The top 10 American men and women will earn a paycheck, with the winners collecting $12,000 each (that's almost $3,871 per mile).

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