At the Millrose Games, the world champion made history with a world record move during the men’s Dr. Sander in the 2-mile, breaking the previous indoor world record by three seconds and finishing in 8:00.67. Britain’s Josh Kerr followed leader Grant Fisher from the first lap to the last 400m, eventually beating Mo Farah’s former mark of 8:03.40 from 2015. Kerr commented that the race was very tough and that Fisher was always going to be much stronger than he was, but he hoped to have more energy in the last 600 meters.
The reigning world 1,500m champion then made his move with two laps remaining, jumping ahead of Fischer to finish in 56.97. Fisher’s time of 8:03.62 is now No. 3 all-time — behind Kerr and Farah — and is also now the overall American record, surpassing both Galen Rupp’s indoor mark of 8:07.41 in 2014 and Matt Tegenkamp’s outdoor mark of 8:07.