Vermont's Purrier Sets American Record In Women's Indoor Mile

NEW YORK (WBZ NewsRadio) — A runner from Vermont has set a new American record for the women's indoor mile.

Montgomery, Vermont native Elle Purrier set the record on Saturday at the Millrose Games in New York.


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Purrier was in third place heading into the final lap when she burst ahead and won in 4:16.85, breaking Mary Tabb's record of 4:20.50 set in 1982.

It was the second-fastest indoor mile ever behind Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba's world record run of 4:31.31 set in 2016.

"I just held on for dear life and kicked as hard as I could," Purrier told NBC Sports. "I just knew it was gonna be fast with everybody in the race, and so I just tried to hang on and mentally be tough for that last lap."

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