Keyelcha, the two times World indoor champion over 3000m, attempted to break the World indoor mile record and clocked an impressive 3:48.46 missing Hicham El Guerrouj's World record by 0.01 seconds.
“I’m very happy but I came very close,” said Kejelcha. “I will try it again this year and I’m confident I can break it.”
Kenya's Edward Cheserek held off Olympic 800m bronze medallist Clayton Murphy (USA) to take second place, 3:53.29 to Murphy’s 3:53.30. Great Britain’s Josh Kerr took fourth place in 3:53.65.
Men's Wanamaker mile top results
In the men's 800m Kenya's Michael Saruni set a new African record and becomes the second fastest 800M of all time indoor with 1.43:98. In the home stretch, Saruni defeated American Donovan Brazier who clocked a new American record of 1:44.41.
Ajee Wilson dominated the women's 800m by setting a new American Indoor record and new World lead of 1:58.60. Wilson beat Nicole Teter's American 800m indoor record of 1:58.71 from 2002.
The Olympic Champion, Ryan Crouser, set a massive personal best and new World lead in the men's shot put with a huge throw of 22.33m. Crouser's 22.33m throw achieved several things. It was the best indoor throw for 11 years, it broke the 30-year-old meeting record and moved him to fourth on the world indoor all-time list.
Konstanze Klosterhalfen moved to fourth on the European all-time mile lists with 4:19.98 to win at the Millrose Games. Klosterhalfen also broke the 34-year-old German indoor 1500m record with 4:02.70 en route!
See full 2019 Millrose Games Results Here.
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