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ATHLETICS: Kejelcha takes world mile record in special Boston race

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again, right? The third record try by Ethiopia’s Yomif Kejelcha turned out to be the charm, as he broke the world indoor mile record by running 3:47.01 in Boston in a special race held after the IC4A/ECAC Indoor Championships at Boston University. Kejelcha had some within 0.01 […]
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ATHLETICS: World Indoor 1,500 m Record falls to Tefera in Birmingham

All eyes in Birmingham (GBR) were on Ethiopia’s Yomif Kejelcha in his attempt at the indoor world record in the 1,500 m, but it was his countryman Samuel Tefera who beat him to the tape and took the title of “World Record Holder” for himself. Kejelcha had run alone the week before in the Millrose […]
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ATHLETICS: Kejelcha misses World Indoor Mile mark by 0.01 at Millrose Games

Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, but it was a thrilling try as Ethiopia’s Yomif Kejelcha made a brilliant effort at breaking Moroccan Hicham El Guerrouj’s 1997 mile mark of 3:48.45 at the New York Road Runners Millrose Games at the Armory in New York. He ran 3:48.46. Kejelcha got a fast pace […]
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ATHLETICS Preview: Indoor mile record targeted in Saturday’s Millrose Games

The mile has been one of the mainstays of indoor track & field for decades and is perhaps the most cherished record on the books. Today it stands at 3:48.45 by Morocco’s Hicham el Guerrouj back in 1997, but it may not make it past Saturday’s New York Road Runners Millrose Games at the New […]
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ATHLETICS: Ethiopians Kejelcha and Gebrhiwet brilliant at New Balance Grand Prix

If you’re looking for the likely star of the 2019 indoor track season, you might want to start with Ethiopia’s 21-year-old Yomif Kejelcha. After running an outstanding double in the 1,000 m (2:18.34) and mile (3:52.61) last week  – with just 40 minutes between races on an oversized track in Seattle – he came to […]
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