The 116th Millrose Games, held at the Armory Track in New York, were illuminated by remarkable performances, including Devynne Charlton's world record in the women’s 60 meters hurdles and Josh Kerr's unprecedented world best time of 8:00.67 in the men’s 2 miles. Additionally, standout world-leading efforts were delivered by Yared Nuguse in the men’s mile with a time of 3:47.83, Julien Alfred in the women’s 60 meters clocking 6.99, Elle St. Purrier in the mile with 4:16.41, and Laura Muir in the 2 miles finishing in 9:04.84, showcasing the event's high competitive standard and the athletes' exceptional talent.
Women's 60m World Record
Devynne Charlton from Bahamas stormed to a world record in the women’s 60 metres hurdles in 7.67 in the track event of the 116th edition of the Millrose Games on the Armory Track in New York. Charlton shaved 0.01 off the previous world record set by Sweden’s Susanna Kallur with 7.68 in Karlsruhe in 2008.
Charlton had showed her impressive shape at the start of the 2024 indoor season. She clocked 7.88 in Louisville in her opening race of the season before setting a national record of 7.75 in Lubbock. She came close to that mark by clocking 7.76 at the World Indoor Tour Gold meeting in Boston.
Charlton won the world indoor silver medal in Belgrade 2022 and finished fourth at the World Championships in Budapest. She had clocked 7.75 twice in her first two races this indoor season. World outdoor champion Danielle Williams from Jamaica finished second with her seasonal best to 7.79 sharing the same time with 2018 world under 20 champion Tia Jones, who improved her PB to 7.72 in Boston last week.
Ackera Nugent from Jamaica, world under 20 gold medallist in Nairobi 2021 and NCAA outdoor champion in 2022, placed fourth in a seasonal best of 7.80.
Devynne Charlton: “I heard the announcer say something that sounded like: ‘world record’, but it did not hit me until I saw my name and time on the clock. I can’t describe this moment. When I saw the clock, I felt relief. When you set a goal and work towards it all year and achieve it, it makes you feel you are on top of the world”.
Women's 60m Hurdles Results - Millrose Games
|7.79 SB 7.784
Men’s 2 miles:
World 1500m champion Josh Kerr from Great Britain set the men’s 2 miles world best clocking 8:00.67. Kerr smashed the previous mark set by his compatriot Mo Farah with 8:03.40 in Birmingham in 2015. Kerr won the Olympic bronze medal in Tokyo in the 1500m in a PB of 3:29.05 and the world title in Budapest 2023.
Kerr took over with 300 metres to go and was clear of Fisher at the bell.
Josh Kerr: “It was always going to be really tough. I wanted to make sure I lose as little energy as possible. With 300 metres to go I was like: it’s now or never. I am either not going to make it to that line or I am hopefully going to break the world record. Grant Fisher was so strong. I sat on him for a while. He did so much of the work, so thank you so much for that. Then just closed it down in the last 600 metres. Running the 4-minute miles back to back is a little harder than you would think, or I thought anyway. I was so glad I was able to come up with not only the win but getting that record”.
Grant Fisher broke Galen Rupp’s US record with a runner-up finish in 8:03.62 becoming the third fastest runner of all-time over this distance. Cole Hocker took third place in 8:05.67 moving to sixth in the world all-time list. George Beamish from New Zealand and Morgan McDonald from Australia improved the national records clocking 8:05.70 and 8:05.73 respectively.
Women’s 60 metres:
Last year’s NCAA champion Julien Alfred from Santa Lucia won the women’s 60 metres setting the meeting record and the world seasonal lead with 6.99, the fourth fastest indoor 60m ever. Shashalee Forbes from Jamaica took second place in 7.14 ahead of Destiny Smith Barnett (7.16) and Olympic 4x100 relay champion Briana Williams (7.25).
Men’s Wanamaker Mile:
North American indoor mile record holder Yared Nuguse won the men’s Wanamaker Mile for the second consecutive year setting the third fastest indoor time in history with 3:47.83. Nuguse ran faster when he won the last year’s edition of the Wanamaker Mile with his PB of 3:47.38 missing Yomif Kejelcha’s world record by 37 hundredths of a second. Nuguse took over with four laps to go. Mills moved past Kessler at the bell and Nuguse pulled away to take the win. Kessler came back to overtake Mills in the final straight to finish second in a lifetime best of 3:48.66 setting the sixth fastest time in history. George Mills from Great Britain broke the 3:49 barrier clocking 3:48.93. Adam Fogg from Great Britain improved his PB to 3:49.62.
Women’s Wanamaker Mile:
Elle St. Pierre set the North American record to win the Wanamaker Mile in 4:15.41. The US middle distance runner moved to third in the world indoor all-time list. Jessica Hull from Australia improved the national record to 4:19.03 to move up to 10th in the world all-time list. Susan Ejore set the Kenyan record clocking 4:20.61.
Hull took over the race with 800 metres to go. The Australian athlete was trailed closely by St. Pierre, who went to the lead at the bell. St. Pierre opened up a five metres lead with 100 metres to go and broke her previous US record of 4:16.86 set in 2020.
Men’s 60 metres:
World indoor record holder Christian Coleman won the men’s 60 metres in 6.51. Hakim Sani Brown from Japan equalled his PB with 6.54 to finish second ahead of Jamaica’s Ackeem Blake (6.55). Sani Brown had the early lead, but Coleman came back in the final 10 metres to set the equal seventh fastest in the world this year.
Christian Coleman: “I was just happy to win really. It was a world class field. I feel like I could have done some better things. I will clean it up for next weekend’s US National Championships. I am looking forward to it”.
Women’s 2 miles:
Laura Muir set a British indoor record, as she won the women’s 2 miles race in 9:04.84. The Olympic 1500m silver medallist took the win for the second consecutive edition of the Millrose Games one year after finishing first in the Wanamaker Mile.
Monson took over the two-mile race once the pace-maker ended her duty and led Muir at the mile in 4:35.40. Muir took over with 300 metres to go. Muir, Eisa and Wudu went to the lead, as Monson fell back. Eisa moved past Muir to cross the finish-line in 9:04.39. Eisa was later disqualified for a move that cut off another runner. Muir was promoted from second to first in 9:04.84, European record and second best performance in history.
Melknat Wudu from Ethiopia finished second in 9:07.12 (fourth best performance in history) ahead of Alicia Monson, who broke St. Pierre’s US record with 9:09.70. US 1500m outdoor champion Nikki Hiltz set her lifetime best with 9:15.80.
Women’s high jump:
World indoor and outdoor champion Yaroslava Mahuchik had a clean-sheet until 1.97m before clearing 2.00m in her third attempt to win her sixth straight win in the women’s high jump dating back to 2023. Vashti Cunningham, world indoor champion in Portland 2016, cleared all heights until 1.94m in her first attempt before jumping over the bar at 1.97m at the third time of asking.
Men’s pole vault:
Olympic silver medallist Chris Nilsen cleared 5.82m in his first attempt to win the men’s pole vault beating US outdoor record holder KC Lightfoot on countback. Lightfoot needed two attempts at this height. Both vaulters made three unsuccessful attempts at 5.92m.
Men’s 60 metres hurdles:
Dylan Beard took a surprising win in the men’s 60 metres hurdles improving his PB by 0.1 to 7.44 ahead of Daniel Roberts (7.51), Trey Cunningham and Cordell Tinch, who shared the same time with 7.52. Beard, who reached the semifinal at the US outdoor championships in 2023, moved to third in the world seasonal list.
Dylan Beard: “I just came out here to have fun. I knew that the field was stacked. I wanted to be in the mix. I did a little better than that”.
Women’s 300 metres:
Talitha Diggs, US 400 metres champion in 2022, came off the final bend and moved past Rhasidat Adeleke to win a close head-to-head 300 metres race with 400m NCAA champion Rhasidat Adeleke in a PB of 36.21. Diggs set the second fastest time in her career. Adeleke improved her PB to 36.42 to finish runner-up.
Men’s 800 metres:
Bryce Hoppel, fourth at the 2019 World Championships in Doha 2019, came from behind and moved past Noah Kibet in the final straight to win the men’s 800 metres setting the ninth fastest time in the world this year with 1:45.54. World indoor bronze medallist Noah Kibet took a second place setting a seasonal best of 1:46.09.
Women’s 800 metres:
Allie Wilson came back on the final straight to win the women’s 800 metres in 2:01.61 ahead of Olivia Baker (2:01.91). Olympic bronze medallist Raevyn Rogers had to settle with sixth place with 2:02.49.