2019 RunBlogRun Podcast: 2019 NYRR Millrose Games, comments by Larry Eder


The 2019 NYRR Millrose Games was an amazing event. On February 9, Ajee'Wilson and Donavan Brazier rewrote the American records for 800 meters. The standing room only crowd was entertained through the entire event, with Ryan Crouser throwing 22.33m, the WL. In the grand traditions of the Millrose Games, the women's mile was won by Konstanza Klausterhalfen, two weeks after her 15:15 win for 5000m at the NB Indoor GP. Klausterhalfen ran 4:19.98, with Colleen Quigley, last year's winner in second in a PB of 4:22.86.

temp.jpegYomif Kejelcha, photo by Jeff Benjamin

In the men's mile, Yomif Kejelcha ran 3:48.46 for the mile, just .01 off Hicham El Guerrouj's WR. Yomif will attempt the WR again on March 3, 2019 at Boston U.

IMG_6788.jpegKonstanza Klausterhalfen, photo by Jeff Benjamin

Also, please continue to support Kemoy Campbell. Kemoy, a Jamaican Olympian and member of the Reebok Boston TC. Kemoy collapsed after running 1000m of the 3000 meters. Thanks to the fast actions of medical professionals at the track (including Robby Andrews' sister, an RN), Kemoy was resuciatated. After 14 days, Kemoy left the hospital and has a defibrilator. There is a Go Fund Me page set up to assist Kemoy in his medical expenses.

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