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Double Victory and World Records at the Millrose Games: Kerr and Muir Triumph Over Tough Competition

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Feb 11, 2024
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.

Meanwhile, 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.

In the same event, Devynne Charlton of the Bahamas broke the world record in the women’s 60m hurdles. With a time of 7.67 seconds, Charlton shaved off 0.01 seconds from the previous world record set by Sweden’s Susanna Kallur 16 years ago.

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