Jemma Reekie breaks Laura Muir’s British indoor mile record

Jane McGuire
Photo credit: Armory Track

From Runner's World

Scotland’s Jemma Reekie set a new British indoor mile record at the Millrose Games in New York on Saturday 8 February. The 21-year-old ran a four minute 17.88 seconds mile, breaking Laura Muir’s record by nearly a second.

This comes a week after Reekie took half a second off Muir’s indoor 800m record. She also ran the first 1500m in 4:00.56, which would also have been a British record.

Photo credit: Armory Track

Reekie ran the third fastest indoor mile, crossing the line behind Ethipia’s Genzebe Dibaba and Romania’s Doina Melinte.

Reekie took to Twitter to share her surprise at her second British record in a fortnight, writing, “I just called Andy [Young, Reekie’s coach] to ask if 4.17 was a good mile time for him to tell me it was a British record. WOW”.

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