Two world bests at Millrose Games

UO alum Matthew Centrowitz, who competes for the Nike Oregon Project in Portland, is congratulated by fans after winning the famed Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games in New York City on Saturday. (Photo by Jason DeCrow)

The 108th edition of the NYRR Millrose Games, held at the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory on Saturday (14), produced two world bests and five world-leading marks.

The men’s and women’s Wanamaker miles are traditionally the most cherished events of the meeting. Besides the usual winners’ cups, this time the organisers secretly prepared additional prizes: one for 40-year old two-time world champion Bernard Lagat, who was targeting Eamonn Coghlan’s M40 world indoor best of 3:58.15, and another one for a potential 100th sub-four-minute finisher at the Millrose Games.

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