Scots athletes break records and take home golds in New York

Josh Kerr and Laura Muir both took home top prizes in their respective events at the 116th Millrose Games over the weekend.

Josh Kerr and Laura Muir break records and take home gold medals at Millrose Games in New York Getty Images

Two Scottish athletes have broken records and taken home gold medals from the Millrose Games in New York.

Josh Kerr and Laura Muir both took home top prizes in their respective events over the weekend.

1,500m gold medallist Kerr broke Mo Farah’s world two-mile indoor record as he stormed the finish line at the 116th Millrose Games.

The 26-year-old finished in 8 minustes 0.67 seconds to break the first world record of his career and beat Farah’s mark of 8 minutes 3.40 seconds from 2015.

In the men’s two-mile race, Kerr defeated Grant Fisher, who set an American national record of 8 minutes 3.62 seconds.

Kerr’s fellow Scot Laura Muir set a new British indoor record after winning the two-mile race following the disqualification of Ethiopia’s Medina Eisa.

Laura Muir at the Millrose Games in New York.

Eisa was first across the finish line in New York but cut in too early on the opening lap which promoted Muir to first place after finishing in 9 minutes 4.84 seconds.

The Olympic 1,500m silver medallist, who won the Wanamaker Mile at last year’s Millrose Games, will be next vying to win the world indoor title in Glasgow this March.

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