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Diamond League: Josh Kerr and Keely Hodgkinson impress in race wins


Nice Britain’s Josh Kerr broke Steve Cram’s 39-year-old British mile report as he beat Jakob Ingebrigtsen on the Diamond League meet in Oregon.

The 2 rivals had been racing towards one another for the primary time since Kerr shocked the Olympic champion by profitable the 1500m on the World Championships final 12 months.

The Scot led going into the ultimate lap of the mile and held off Ingebrigtsen as he powered to victory with a time of three minutes 45.34 seconds, with fellow Britons Neil Gourley and Jake Wightman fourth and fifth respectively.

Cram, who set his report in 1985 and was commentating for BBC Sport on the occasion in Eugene, stated: “Josh Kerr is getting higher and higher and higher, that was phenomenal, and you understand this can be a man stuffed with confidence heading to the Olympic Video games.”

Britain’s Keely Hodgkinson additionally appeared in commanding kind within the ladies’s 800m.

She stored her composure as Mary Moraa began shortly earlier than the 22-year-old reeled within the Kenyan and surged to victory on the ultimate straight, profitable in 1:55.78.

Moraa was second in 1:56.71, whereas Briton Jemma Reekie claimed third in 1:57.45.

Within the ladies’s 100m, American Sha’Carri Richardson gained in 10.83 seconds, with British pair Dina Asher-Smith (10.98) and Daryll Neita (11.00) in third and fourth respectively.

Nice Britain’s Laura Muir was fourth within the ladies’s 1500m in 3:56.35, which was gained by Diribe Welteji of Ethiopia in 3:53.75.

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