Purrier sets US women's indoor mile record at Millrose Games
Posted: 7:54 PM, Feb 08, 2020
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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JANUARY 25: Elle Purrier of the United States competes in the Women's 2 Mile during the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix at Reggie Lewis Center on January 25, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Elle Purrier set an American record with a time of 4 minutes, 16.85 seconds in winning the Women’s Wanamaker Mile at the indoor Millrose Games in New York.
Purrier broke Mary Tabb’s record of 4:20:50 set in 1982. The world record is 4:13:31 and was set in 2016 by Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba.
Purrier finished ahead of 2019 winner Konstanze Klosterhalfen, who set a German record of 4:17:26.
Jemma Reekie came in third with a time of 4:17:88, a British record.
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