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.
Reekie ran the third fastest indoor mile, crossing the line behind Ethipia’s Genzebe Dibaba and Romania’s Doina Melinte.
Konstanze Klosterhalfen 🇩🇪 missed the European mile record by 0.12 with 4:17.26 in New York last night.— European Athletics (@EuroAthletics) February 9, 2020
And @JemmaReekie sets her second and third British indoor records of 2020!
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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