Millrose Games To Be Broadcast Live On YouTube Sports
Move To Garden Isn't Only Change For 2012 As Meet Which Used To Be LIve on ESPN2 Is Moved To Internet
By David Monti.
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(LetsRun.com Editor's Addition: David Monti provides professional athlete consulting for the New York Road Runners (NYRR) who are managing the fields for the Wanamaker Miles and we feel that should be disclosed. The article does not mention the races was live on ESPN2 the last 5 years. We changed the title to reflect that fact and feel David should disclose his connections to the race so the reader is informed.)
NEW YORK (30-Jan) -- Under a new agreement struck between the Armory Foundation and YouTube, the 105th Millrose Games will be broadcast live
with high definition resolution through YouTube Sports. Veteran
commentators Tim Hutchings and Dwight Stones will call the meet,
scheduled for Saturday, February 11, at the Armory track and field
center here in Upper Manhattan.
"The Armory's YouTube channel (YouTube.com/ArmoryTrack) will give track fans nationally and around the world the opportunity to see every moment of the Millrose Games live and uninterrupted for the first time," said Armory executive director Dr. Norbert Sander through a statement. "In the modern sports age, information and entertainment must be instantaneous to remain relevant, and as a part of Google's recent investment in YouTube Sports Channels, Armory Track will be a major player in the new digital world of track & field."
The live coverage will begin at 4:00 p.m., and the featured sections of the meet will begin at 6:45 p.m., Dr. Sander said. The meet will end with the NYRR Wanamaker Mile at 9:55 p.m.
"The YouTube Sports Channels are clearly the direction of the future, giving track fans live coverage, archived follow-up and multiple options for viewing on home televisions as well," Sander added.
In addition to the Millrose Games, other meets at the Armory will be broadcast live, including this weekend's New Balance Collegiate Invitational. A full meet listing is at YouTube.com/ArmoryTrack.