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Record-breakers are World Class! Josh breaks global mark for 2-Miles and Laura sets European best, too

Record-breakers are World Class! Josh breaks global mark for 2-Miles and Laura sets European best, too

Sunday 11th February 2024

Scotland’s Class of 2024 set New York alight with superb track performances.

Josh Kerr claimed a new World Record for 2-Miles Indoors as he took down a mark set by Mo Farah with an awesome run at the Millrose Games.

The World 1500m champion from Budapest was at his brilliant best to post 8:00.67 – with his second mile therein at 3:57

Josh’s win followed hard on the heels of a great performance by Laura Muir as she took down the European Record for 2-Miles Indoors with 9:04.84.

It was a season’s opener from Josh and there was social media coverage of him travelling to the meet on the New York subway!

Within his run, he broke the British 3000m Indoor Record, too, at 7:30.16.

Many congratulations to Josh, his family, coach Danny Mackey and all his support team.

Photo via Jeff Benjamin (RunBlogRun)

Minutes before Josh’s World Record mark, there was also a stunning run by Laura.

The Scot set a new European Record for two miles indoors in New York as she clocked 9:04.84 and, although she finished with World U20 5000m champion Medina Eisa, the Ethiopian was disqualified.

Laura’s 9:04.84 takes her second on the world indoor two mile list all time.

And she also went through 3000m in 8:31.44 to comfortably claim a World Indoors qualifying standard.

Well done to Laura, her family and coach Steve Vernon.

So now the focus will turn to the World Indoors at the Emirates Arena – via the British Champs – and hopes high that both Laura and Josh will be in top form come Glasgow ( Josh’s participation is not yet confirmed or which distance).

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Josh Kerr, Laura Muir, Millrose Games, New York

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