Ethiopian athlete misses new world indoor mile record by seconds

Kwao Saa

Ethiopia’s Yomif Kejelcha missed an opportunity to set a new indoor mile record by one-hundredth of a second during the Millrose Games in New York on Saturday.

The 21-year-old, who has won the world indoor 3,000m championship twice, dominated the race at the 112th edition of the US indoor competition. Although he missed the world record, Yomif came in first place with a time of 3 minutes and 48.46 seconds. Kenya’s Edward Cheserek finished second place with a time of 3:53:29.

The mile indoor world record, which Yomif almost beat, was set by Morocco’s Hicham El Guerrouj in 1997.  […] CONTINUE READING