Ray Flynn, owner of 89 sub-four minute miles including the Irish mile record, will be director of the 105th Millrose Games. The new date for the 2012 Millrose Games will be Saturday, February 11th at The New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory in Upper Manhattan.
Armory Executive Director and Millrose President Dr. Norb Sander said that Flynn’s association with The Millrose Games will bring new enthusiasm to its new beginning at the Armory.
“The Armory Foundation is very pleased that Ray Flynn, an athlete and agent with a great Millrose Games history, has joined the Millrose Games at the Armory in 2012,” Sander said. “Ray Flynn’s vast experience and professionalism will be added benefits for the Millrose Games.
“My goal is to excite the new generation of younger athletes and to continue the legacy of the Millrose Games to the Armory,” Director Flynn said. “We want to get the word out that the Millrose Games at the Armory will be a wonderful meet that will attract a number of the world’s great athletes. The athletes really like to run on the Armory track. Putting the Armory with the Millrose Games’ name, history and overall excitement will be a great combination.”
The 54-year-old Longford man teamed with Irish runners Marcus O’Sullivan, Eamonn Coghlan, and Frank O’Mara to establish the 4xmile relay world record (15.49.08) that continues to stand today. He set the Irish Mile record when he recorded a 3:49.77 in 1982 in Oslo at the Bislett Games Dream Mile. He ran for Ireland in the 1980 and 1984 Olympics.
He is currently President/CEO of Flynn Sports Management in Tennessee. Flynn was an All-American in both track and field and cross country at East Tennessee State, and is a member of the school’s Hall of Fame.