Ajee Wilson, Elle Purrier, and Donavan Brazier Break American Records at Millrose Games

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Three new American mid-distance records indoors were set at the 2020 Millrose Games in New York on Saturday.

The reigning World champion Donavan Brazier broke his own American indoor record by winning his first 800m at Millrose Games with a time of 1:44.22. Brazier's new US record is also the 5th fastest time indoors in history.

“When I saw the clock going 1:42, 1:43, I was like, oh, I have a chance,” Brazier said Saturday. “To get it by point-two seconds, there’s really not much room for error there.” Brazier said.

Men's 800m Results

1 Donavan Brazier USA 1:44.22 NR
2 Bryce Hoppel USA 1:45.70 PB
3 Isaiah Harris USA 1:46.01 PB
4 Brannon Kidder USA 1:47.01 =PB
5 Erik Sowinski USA 1:47.93
6 Mark English IRL 1:52.94
Robert Downs USA DNF

In the women's mile Elle Purrier took a shock victory in a new American record of 4:16.85. Purrier broke Mary Slainy's 37-year-old record by more than 3 seconds. She also became the second fastest women's miler in history. Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba holds the women's mile World record of 4:13.31 since 2016 indoor season.

Germany's Konstanze Klosterhalfen broke her own national record with 4:17.26 to take second place, while Jemma Reekie took third place with 4:17.88 Reekie broke Laura Muir's British record of 4:18.75 set in Birmingham in February 2019.

Women's Wanamaker Mile

1 Elle Purrier USA 4:16.85 NRMR
2 Konstanze Klosterhalfen GER 4:17.26 NR
3 Jemma Reekie GBR 4:17.88 NR
4 Gabriela Debues-Stafford CAN 4:19.73 NR 4:19.73
5 Nikki Hiltz USA 4:24.45 PB
6 Heather MacLean USA 4:25.98 PB
7 Dani Jones USA 4:27.88 PB
8 Shannon Osika USA 4:28.79 SB
9 Yolanda Ngarambe SWE 4:31.34
10 Rebecca Mehra USA 4:32.61 PB
11 Danae Rivers USA 4:32.95
12 Sinclaire Johnson USA 4:34.65
Megan Mansy USA DNF

For the second year in a row Ajee Wilson broke her own US 800m indoor record here at Millrose Games. The 4-time World championships medalist clocked 1:58.29 beating the previous record by 0.31 seconds.

Women's 800m Results

1 Ajee Wilson USA - 1:58.29 NR
2 Natoya Goule JAM 1:59.35
3 Olivia Baker USA 2:02.86
4 Cynthia Anais FRA 2:04.51
5 Shelayna Oskan-Clarke GBR 2:06.22
LaTavia Thomas USA DNF
Ce'Aira Brown USA DNF

See full meet results here.

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