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The Remarkable Performance by the World Champion at the Millrose Games: A New World Record and a Shift in the Pecking Order

ByEditor

Feb 11, 2024
Josh Kerr Breaks World Indoor 2-Mile Record at Millrose Games

The World Champion made history with a world record move during the men’s Dr. Sander 2-mile at the Millrose Games, shattering the previous world indoor (short rack) record by three seconds en route to his win in 8:00.67. Josh Kerr from Britain tracked leader Grant Fisher from lap one until the last 400 meters, eventually surpassing Mo Farah’s former mark of 8:03.40 from 2015. Kerr commented that the race was very hard and that Fisher was always going to be much stronger than he was, but he hoped to have more energy in the last 600 meters.

Meanwhile, the reigning World Champion at 1,500 meters then made his move with two laps left, surging ahead of Fisher and finishing with a blistering kick in 56.97 seconds. Fisher’s time of 8:03.62 is now No. 3 in history — behind Kerr and Farah — and is also now 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 8:05.7

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