The World Champion broke history with a stunning World Record move during the men’s Dr. Sander 2-mile at the Millrose Games, surpassing the previous world indoor (short rack) record by three seconds and winning in an impressive 8:00.67. Josh Kerr from Britain tracked the leader Grant Fisher from lap one until the last 400 meters, eventually overtaking Mo Farah’s former mark of 8:03.40 from 2015. Kerr praised the race, commenting that it was incredibly challenging and that Fisher was always going to be much stronger than he was, but he hoped to have more energy in the last 600 meters.
The reigning World Champion then made his move with two laps left, surging ahead of Fisher and finishing with a powerful kick of 56.97 seconds. Fisher’s time of 8:03.62 now ranks third in history behind Kerr and Farah, and is also the new overall American record, beating both Galen Rupp’s indoor mark of 8:07.41 from 2014 and Matt Tegenkamp’s outdoor mark of 8:07.07 from 2007. Cole Hocker finished third in 8:05.70, just holding off OAC’s George Beamish who finished fourth in 8: