Purrier sets US women's indoor mile record at Millrose Games

New Balance Indoor Grand Prix
Posted at 7:54 PM, Feb 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-08 19:54:05-05

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.