Elle Purrier wins the Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games (© Kirby Lee)
Organisers of the Millrose Games have confirmed that US 1500m champions Elle Purrier St Pierre and Cole Hocker will contest the WHOOP Wanamaker women’s and men’s miles at the World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting in New York on 29 January.
Purrier St Pierre is the second-fastest woman in history for the indoor mile, having clocked a North American record of 4:16.85 at the 2020 Millrose Games. Earlier this year she set a North American indoor record of 9:10.28 for two miles, taking her to third on the world indoor all-time list, and then won at the US Trials in a meeting record of 3:58.05. She went on to place 10th in a high-quality Olympic final in Tokyo.
Like Purrier St Pierre, Hocker was also in flying form during the 2021 indoor season. He clocked an indoor mile PB of 3:50.55, moving him to eighth on the world indoor all-time list and making him the fastest teenager in history for the indoor discipline. One month later, he won the mile/3000m double on the same day at the NCAA Indoor Championships. He went on to win the outdoor NCAA 1500m title and the US 1500m title before placing sixth in the Olympic final in a PB of 3:31.40.
Organisers for World Athletics