JOSH KERR smashed a world record set by Sir Mo Farah after taking public transport to the race.
The Scot beat the best ever two-mile indoor time at the Millrose Games in New York yesterday.
Kerr ran a time of eight minutes and 0.67 seconds.
It was just under three seconds quicker than four-time Olympic gold medallist Farah’s world record of 8:03.40, which he set nine years ago.
Kerr’s preparation for the race was unusual as he was spotted on the New York subway just hours before hitting the track.
A snap of the 26-year-old sat on the train went viral, with fans saying: “Taking the subway to work like the rest of us. Man of the people.”
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Another added: “Hope he went back in a stretch limousine after that brilliant performance.”
A third commented: “What a legend.”
Kerr was thrilled with his world record, saying: “I had to roll with the punches at the start of my career – pretty good but not world-class.
“And then to be world-class and now world champion… I’m having fun with it, creating big goals to get myself out the door and prove I’m not all talk.”
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Kerr’s record is his latest achievement after winning gold in the 1500m at the World Championships last summer.
He will be hoping to continue his success in the Paris Olympics later this year after earning a bronze in Tokyo in 2021.
Elsewhere at the Millrose Games, there was more success for Brit athletes as Laura Muir set a new British indoor record.
She ran a time of nine minutes and 4.84 seconds.
Source: Athletics - thesun.co.uk