Photo with thanks to Millrose Games
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).
A super win for @JemmaReekie over 800m in Lievin as she runs 2:00.40 💥
Two races this season and the Brit has clocked 1:59.42 and 2:00.40 🇬🇧
— AW (@AthleticsWeekly) February 10, 2024
Jemma Reekie won the 800m at the World Athletics Indoor Tour meeting in Lievin, France.
The victory comes a month before the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow where the 25-year-old Scot is targeting a medal.
She recorded a time of two minutes 0.40 seconds, with Benin’s Noelie Yarigo second in 2:01:19 and Swiss Audrey Werro third with 2:01:43.
Corey Campbell has clocked another Scottish U20 Record indoors in the United States.
Racing in Boston, the Team East Lothian athlete posted a remarkable 7:56.11 for 3000m.
Subject to ratification, that will be a new Indoor Record at U20 for the 3000m with Corey himself having set the mark at 8:13 last year in Glasgow.
Well done athlete and coach!