Josh Kerr Breaks British Record and Upsets Jakob Ingebrigtsen at Prefontaine Classic

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At the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Britain's Josh Kerr set a new British record in the Bowerman Mile, clocking an impressive 3:45.34. His victory on Saturday not only shattered his own national record but also marked a stunning upset over Norwegian star Jakob Ingebrigtsen, the reigning Wanda Diamond League champion.

This victory at Hayward Field echoes Kerr's win against Ingebrigtsen over 1500m at the 2022 World Athletics Championships, further solidifying his prowess on the track. It also marks his first victory in a Diamond League event.

Kerr's exceptional performance in Eugene led the world times, being one of six world-leading marks set during the Diamond League events there. The rivalry between Kerr and Ingebrigtsen, which has been heating up in the media with exchanges of bold predictions, saw Kerr coming out on top this time. Their next anticipated showdown is expected to take place in Paris, setting the stage for another thrilling race.

Bowerman Mile Men Results

1.Josh KERRGBR3:45.34
3.Yared NUGUSEUSA3:46.22
4.Neil GOURLEYGBR3:47.74
5.Jake WIGHTMANGBR3:47.83
6.Reynold Kipkorir CHERUIYOTKEN3:48.59
7.Cole HOCKERUSA3:48.95
8.Geordie BEAMISHNZL3:49.09
9.Oliver HOAREAUS3:49.11
10.Mario GARCÍAESP3:50.14
11.Cameron MYERSAUS3:50.15
12.Abel KIPSANGKEN3:51.82
13.Lamecha GIRMAETH3:53.82
14.Cooper TEAREUSA3:53.92
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