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• Kejelcha Misses Indoor Mile World Record by 0.01

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Ethiopia's Jomif Keyelcha almost broke the World indoor Mile record at the 2019 NYRR Millrose Games in New York City on Saturday (9).

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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