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Josh Kerr sets new indoor two-mile record at Millrose Games, surpassing Mo Farah

On February 11, 2024, at 20:31 GMT, Great Britain’s Josh Kerr broke Mo Farah’s world two-mile indoor record as he won at the Millrose Games in New York. Kerr, a world 1500m gold medallist, ran eight minutes 0.67 seconds to beat Farah’s 2015 mark of 8:03.40. After his victory, Kerr expressed that he knew it would be a very tough competition.

In the women’s two-mile race, Scottish athlete Laura Muir set a new British indoor record as she won after Ethiopia’s Medina Eisa was disqualified. Eisa had been the first athlete to cross the finish line, but she was disqualified for cutting in too early on the opening lap, which resulted in Muir being promoted from second to first. This win will help Muir as she prepares to compete for the world indoor title in Glasgow next month.

Kerr charged at the finish to win the men’s two-mile race, defeating Grant Fisher who set an American national record of 8:03.62. The previous world indoor best was set by Farah at Birmingham nine years ago. Kerr is known for his ability to set and achieve big goals and this win shows that he has come a long way from being just good but not world class to becoming a world champion.

In the same event, Devynne Charlton of Bahamas broke the world record in women’s 60m hurdles with a time of 7:67 seconds shaving off just over half a second from her own previous personal best of 7:75 seconds set last year at London Grand Prix meet and breaking also global standard time by .19 seconds which sets her up well for her next competition

By Editor

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