The reigning World Champion shattered the previous world indoor record in the men’s Dr. Sander 2-mile race at the Millrose Games, finishing with a time of 8:00.67. The athlete surpassed Mo Farah’s former mark by three seconds en route to his victory. Josh Kerr from Britain tracked leader Grant Fisher from lap one until the last 400 meters, eventually surpassing Farah’s record with a time of 8:03.40 from 2015. Kerr praised Fisher’s performance and hoped to have more energy in the last 600 meters, but he ultimately fell short of his goal.
In a surprise move, the reigning World Champion made his move with only two laps left in the race and surged ahead of Fisher, finishing with a powerful kick of 56.97 seconds. Fisher finished second with a time of 8:03.62, which is now No. 3 in history behind Kerr and Farah and also holds the overall American record, surpassing both Galen Rupp’s indoor mark of 8:07.41 from 2014 and Matt Tegenkamp’s outdoor mark of 8:07.07 from 2007. Cole Hocker finished third in the race with a time of 8:05.7