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VICIOSA WINS 4TH STRAIGHT FIFTH AVENUE MILE

After Isaac Viciosa crossed the finish line in the Fifth Avenue Mile on Saturday, he raised four fingers on his right hand.

The number was significant, because Viciosa had won the race for a record fourth time -- all in a row.

Employing his patented kick, the 28-year-old Spaniard edged last-minute entry Anthony Whiteman of Britain -- 3 minutes, 55.59 seconds to 3:59.73.

It was the slowest of Viciosa's four wins, but one of the most satisfying, because he broke a tie with Britain's Peter Elliott for the most victories. Elliott won in 1987, 1989 and 1990.

Regina Jacobs of Oakland, Calif., led all the way in breezing to her second victory in the race, clocking 4:20.8 -- exactly seven seconds faster than she ran in winning in 1994.

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