Scottish Record Alert: Josh Kerr takes Men’s Indoor Mile time to 3:52.27

Saturday 29th January 2022

Photo by Sam Mellish

Josh Kerr raced for the first time since the Olympics – and came up with a new Scottish Record in New York.

The Edinburgh AC athlete took down the Men’s Indoor Mile mark at 3:52.27 as he finished second to Ollie Hoare in the Wanamaker Mile.

Chris O’Hare had held the indoor mile Record at 3:52.91 and told us earlier this week he strongly fancied Josh to bring the time down even more.

Kerr looked strong for so much of the race before Hoare overhauled him in the latter stages on his way to an Australian Record at 3:50.83.

Nonetheless Josh was close to the British Record held by Peter Elliott at 3:52.02.

Chris had held the record at 3:52.91 from a race at the same New York meet some six years ago, when he finished third in the Wanamaker Mile.

Now the mark belongs to Kerr like the outdoor 1500m Record as the Edinburgh AC athletes continues on an upward trajectory in terms of his times.

Many congratulations to Josh, coach Danny Mackey and his family on another superb performance in the context of the history of athletics in Scotland.


Tags: Chris O'Hare, Edinburgh AC, Josh Kerr

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