Yomif Kejelcha misses the world record for the indoor mile by one hundredth of a second
“It was amazing to watch Ethiopian’s Yomif Kejelcha race eight laps around the track at the New Balance Aromury this afternoon,” says Bob Anderson who was right at the finish line. The 112th Millrose Game’s featured event was the NYRR Men’s Wanamaker Mile.
Yomif ran even pace with his slowest 200m being 29.21 before running his final one in 28.33. He was all alone the last few laps breaking the tape in 3:48.46. The world Record is 3:48.45. Kenya’s Edward Cheserek placed a distant second clocking 3:53:29 just ahead of USA’s Clayton Murphy 3:53:30. Both Yomif and Clayton are part of the NIKE Oregon Project.
But this was not the only outstanding performance of the afternoon. Germany’s Konstanze Klosterhalfen ran an outstanding 4:19.98 in the women’s Wanamaker mile. USA’s Colleen Quigley placed second in 4:22.86.
Donavan Brazier wanted Johnny’s Gray’s indoor 800 American record of 1:45.00 set March 8, 1992. He got it today as he clocked 144.41.
There was over six hours of exciting races with many PR’s and meet records.
posted Saturday February 9th