On February 11, 2024, Great Britain’s Josh Kerr set a new world two-mile indoor record at the Millrose Games in New York. The 1500m gold medallist ran a time of eight minutes and 0.67 seconds, surpassing Mo Farah’s previous record of 8:03.40 from 2015. Kerr expressed that it was a tough race and involved small margins, but he managed to come out on top.
Meanwhile, Devynne Charlton of the Bahamas set a new world record in the women’s 60m hurdles. Charlton clocked 7.67 seconds, which was 0.01 seconds faster than the previous record set 16 years ago by Sweden’s Susanna Kallur.
In another race at the event, Scottish runner Laura Muir set a new British indoor record in the women’s two-mile race. She was promoted from second to first place after Ethiopia’s Medina Eisa was disqualified for cutting in too early on the opening lap. Muir finished in nine minutes and 4.84 seconds and now has her sights set on winning the world indoor title in Glasgow next month.
In the men’s two-mile race, Kerr charged to defeat Grant Fisher, who set an American national record of 8:03.62 at the event. Kerr’s performance was a significant achievement, considering the previous world indoor record was set by Farah nine years ago.