3 American Records fall at the Millrose Games, New York City
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The highly anticipated Millrose Games This weekend’s performances more than lived up the hype. The Armory, New York City, set three American records and a collegiate record. There were also several world leads.
These are the highlights of an amazing night on indoor track.
Yared Nuguse Breaks the Mile Record
Nuguse set a new American record in his Wanamaker Mile.
After taking his time with the leaders in the early stages, the On Athletics Club runner launched a stunning kick on the bell lap to win the title in 3 minutes 47.38. The previous record was broken by Nuguse’s performance 3:49.89 American record set by Bernard Lagat In 2005. In 2005, the NCAA champion twice again dominated. The time of the two-time NCAA champion was so quick that it almost broke Yomif Kejelcha’s 3:47.01 record in 2019.
Nuguse made the decision to go for it and no one could resist. However, many runners took advantage of the lightning fast pace to set their personal bests. Runner-up Neil Gorley ran 3:49.46. OlliHoare, Nuguse’s training partner, finished third in 3;50.83. Sam Tanner placed fourth in 3 minutes 51.70. Mario Garcia Romo was fifth in 3 minute 51.79.
Laura Muir, from Behind, Wins Women’s Mile
Muir was the Olympic silver medalist and the world indoor championships silver gold medalist. All eyes were on her going into the women’s marathon. The British athlete took her position at the gun and was in front. However, a late-race challenge from Josette Andrews presented a surprise challenge to the prerace favourite.
Andrews made her way to the front of the race around 1200m into the race passing four others in an attempt to win. Muir battled her way back in the bell lap. She passed Andrews and won her first Wanamaker Mile title in 4:20.15. Andrews’ aggressive strategies paid off, as she was second in 4 minutes 20.88. She is now number 3. She is now No. 3 on the U.S. indoor all-time list.
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3 Records Breaked in the Women’s 3000 Meters
Two national records were set by the women in the 3,000-meter race, one was collegiate, and 10 were personal bests.
Alicia Monson was right behind Dani Aragon who paced the group over the first 1,000 metres in 2:48. On Athletics Club star Dani Aragon led the field wire–to-wire and won in 8:25.05, with a stunning 31.8 split to cover 200 meters. The Tokyo Olympian broke the 8:25.70 U.S. Record set by Karissa Schweizer in 2020.
It was amazing. “We’ve been looking at it. [the record] Monson stated that he has been working on this for many months and that it is so satisfying to finally pull it off.” Monson spoke on the NBC broadcast.
Whittni Monson was just five seconds behind Whittni, and Whittni managed to beat her personal best of 8:30.13.
Katelyn Tuohy, N.C. State, added six seconds to her record with an 8:35.20 personal best, six more than the previous previous record In 2018, Schweizer set the record. The 2018 Swiss record was set by Schweizer in 2018.
Laura Galvan finished sixth in 8:40.45. This is well under the Mexican record.
Abby Steiner sets the American record
The former University of Kentucky standout won the competition in women’s indoor distance 300 meters. Steiner won the race with a time of 35.54 seconds, which is a new world record and a new American record. Steiner also holds the American indoor 200m record. This is Steiner’s latest historic run.
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Josh Kerr breaks the meet records in the 3,000m
Kerr of Brooks Beasts won the men’s 3,000 meter title with a perfect bell lap. This was a new meet record. The British middle distance runner finished in 7 minutes 33.47, passing Luis Grijalva as he entered the final 200m.
Grijalva finished second behind Kerr’s 26.98 final 200m split. To break the Guatemalan record, the Tokyo Olympian ran 7:33.86. Joe Klecker from the On Athletics Club was also a personal best and finished third in 7 minutes 34.14.
Noah Lyles disqualified. He protests
Fans were stunned when Noah Lyles, the men’s 60-meter sprint champion, made a mistake. Three-time world champion Noah Lyles was disqualified by meet officials, but he still ran under protest. Christian Coleman, who was competing next to him, won the race in 6.47 seconds, which is a world record and a facility record. Lyles finished second behind him with an unofficial time 6.53. 3 American Records fall at the Millrose Games, New York City
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