Yomif Kejelcha runs new World Record on the Indoor 1-Mile!

Credit: Facebook Page Oregon Project

It was only a month ago when Ethiopia’s rising star Yomif Kejelcha missed the World Record on the Indoor 1-Mile by 0,01 seconds. Yesterday Yomif went after the record again at the Bruce Lehane Invitational in Boston, USA and finally got what he was after. With a time of 3:47.01 he set the new World Record and was 1,44 seconds faster than the  previously record held by Hicham El Guerrouj since 1997. 

Kejelcha took to Instagram stating: ‘Finally! I can’t imagine a better way to complete this indoor season. Thank you to the BU staff, supporters, and Nike for making this opportunity possible. I’m happy with the “.01” result this time!’

Yomif Kejelcha (ETH) will now prepare with his training group in Oregon, USA for the upcoming outdoor Track & Field season. The 2019 season includes the World Championships in Doha this September.