On February 11, 2024, at 20:31 GMT, Great Britain’s Josh Kerr shattered Mo Farah’s world two-mile indoor record as he won the event at the Millrose Games in New York. Kerr, a world 1500m gold medallist, ran an impressive eight minutes and 6.67 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 in this event. The previous world indoor best was set by Farah at Birmingham nine years ago. Kerr has shown his evolution in the sport as he has transformed from being pretty good but not world class, to being a world champion and proving his ability to set and achieve big goals.
In another exciting moment of competition at the Millrose Games, Devynne Charlton of the Bahamas broke the world record in the women’s 60m hurdles with a time of 7.67 seconds on February 11th at around