Video of Elle Purrier’s 4:16.85 American Record in the Indoor Mile

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by LetsRun.com
February 9, 2019

American Elle Purrier shocked the field in the women’s Wanamer Mile at the 2020 NYRR Millrose Games.

Not only did the unheralded American the race over Konstanze Kolerhalfen, Jemma Reekie and Gabriela Debues-Stafford, who set German, British, and Canadian records respectively, but Purrier ran 4:16.85 to crush the old American record of 4:20.5 by Mary Slaney. It was the second fastest indoor mile ever.

LRC’s Jonathan Gault tries to put it in perspective here, but sometimes you just need to watch it. Full video below from NBC (or final lap if you just want to watch that at the bottom). Purrier’s mile converts to a 3:57.78 1500m.

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 PLACE ATHLETE RESULT 1/4 MILE 1/2 MILE 3/4 MILE MILE LN/POS 1 USAElle Purrier New Balance 4:16.85 NRMR 1:04.42 - Pl: 3 2:09.57 1:05.15 Pl: 3 3:14.69 1:05.13 Pl: 5 -2 4:16.85 1:02.16 Pl: 1 4 9 2 GERKonstanze Klosterhalfen Nike 4:17.26 NR 1:03.86 - Pl: 1 2:08.96 1:05.11 Pl: 1 3:13.94 1:04.98 Pl: 3 -2 4:17.26 1:03.33 Pl: 2 1 12 3 GBRJemma Reekie Nike 4:17.88 NR 1:04.16 - Pl: 2 2:09.31 1:05.15 Pl: 2 3:14.39 1:05.09 Pl: 4 -2 4:17.88 1:03.49 Pl: 3 1 6 4 CANGabriela Debues-Stafford Nike 4:19.73 NR 4:19.73 - Pl: 12 0.00 Pl: 1 4:19.73 4:19.73 Pl: 4 -3 11 5 USANikki Hiltz adidas 4:24.45 PB 1:04.85 - Pl: 5 2:10.20 1:05.36 Pl: 5 3:17.29 1:07.10 Pl: 6 -1 4:24.45 1:07.16 Pl: 5 1 10 6 USAHeather MacLean New Balance 4:25.98 PB 1:05.44 - Pl: 7 2:12.53 1:07.09 Pl: 6 1 3:21.38 1:08.86 Pl: 8 -2 4:25.98 1:04.60 Pl: 6 2 1 7 USADani Jones Colorado 4:27.88 PB 4:27.88 - Pl: 13 0.00 Pl: 2 -1 4:27.88 4:27.88 Pl: 7 -5 5 8 USAShannon Osika Nike 4:28.79 SB 1:04.79 - Pl: 4 2:10.13 1:05.35 Pl: 4 3:18.06 1:07.94 Pl: 7 -3 4:28.79 1:10.73 Pl: 8 -1 7 9 SWEYolanda Ngarambe Atlanta Track Club 4:31.34 1:06.21 - Pl: 10 2:13.02 1:06.81 Pl: 8 2 3:21.79 1:08.78 Pl: 9 -1 4:31.34 1:09.56 Pl: 9 2 10 USARebecca Mehra Oiselle 4:32.61 PB 1:05.85 - Pl: 8 2:13.05 1:07.21 Pl: 9 -1 3:22.57 1:09.52 Pl: 11 -2 4:32.61 1:10.05 Pl: 10 1 4 11 USADanae Rivers Penn State 4:32.95 1:06.16 - Pl: 9 2:13.96 1:07.80 Pl: 10 -1 3:23.75 1:09.80 Pl: 12 -2 4:32.95 1:09.20 Pl: 11 1 3 12 USASinclaire Johnson Nike 4:34.65 1:04.98 - Pl: 6 2:12.86 1:07.88 Pl: 7 -1 3:22.36 1:09.51 Pl: 10 -3 4:34.65 1:12.29 Pl: 12 -2 8 DNF USAMegan Mansy Hoka NJ-NY TC 1:51.74 - Pl: 11 13

Final lap:

Post-race interview with Purrier:

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