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.
CHRIS BACKS JOSH@chrisohare1500 holds Scottish Record indoor mile at 3:52.91 but feels it could go this weekend @joshk97 @MillroseGames
'I think that one will fall this Indoor Season – and that's kind of the idea; guys like Josh @JakeSWightman coming thru'@usatf @letsrundotcom pic.twitter.com/weTEkvUulB
— scottishathletics (@scotathletics) January 28, 2022
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