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.
Devynne Charlton of the Bahamas broke the world record in the women’s 60m hurdles with a time of 7.67 seconds at Millrose Games. She shaved off 0.01 seconds from the previous world record set by Sweden’s Susanna Kallur 16 years ago. Meanwhile Grant Fisher set an American national record of 8:03.62 in men’s two mile race