On February 11, 2024, Scottish runner Laura Muir set a new British indoor record in the women’s two-mile race at the Millrose Games in New York. She finished in nine minutes and 4.84 seconds after being promoted from second place following Ethiopia’s Medina Eisa’s disqualification for cutting in too early on the opening lap. Muir’s achievement was remarkable as she now has her sights set on winning the world indoor title in Glasgow next month.
In another race at the event, Great Britain’s Josh Kerr set a new world two-mile indoor record with a time of eight minutes and 0.67 seconds. This was a significant achievement as he surpassed 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 with a time of 7.67 seconds, which was just 0.01 seconds faster than the previous record set 16 years ago by Sweden’s Susanna Kallur. Charlton’s performance was remarkable as she became only the third woman to ever run under seven seconds for this event, making history once again.
In addition to these achievements, American runner Grant Fisher also made history by setting an American national record of eight minutes and three seconds and six hundredths (8:03:62) in the men’s two-mile race at the Millrose Games. His performance was impressive considering that he faced stiff competition from Great Britain’s Josh Kerr who surpassed his previous indoor world record.
Overall, these athletes demonstrated exceptional skill and determination to achieve greatness in their respective events at the Millrose Games. Their accomplishments will undoubtedly have an impact on future generations of athletes who aspire to follow in their footsteps and break their own records one day.
The Millrose Games continue to be an important platform for athletes to showcase their talents and compete against some of the best runners in the world today. With each passing year, we can expect even more incredible performances as these athletes push themselves to be faster, stronger, and better than ever before.