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5000m record run

American Woody Kincaid broke the national 5000 metre indoors record with a stunning 12:51.61 performance on Friday night at Boston University. Kincaid came from behind during the final lap to take the win and the record. His final 200m lap was run in 26.27 seconds.

The previous record was held by Grant Fisher at the same venue run on February 12, 2022, at 12:53.73.

Joe Klecker finished in second place in the time of 12:54.99 for a new personal best. Swiss runner Jonas Raess took third clocking a 13:10.96. Raess holds the national record at 13:07.95 from the same venue last year.

Dylan Jacobs clocked a 13:11.01 for fourth and Canadian Ben Flanagan finished in fifth position in the time of 13:11.12. Mike Foppen finished in sixth position in the time of 13:11.60 while Sam Parsons of Germany recorded a new national record in the time of 13:12.78 — all-new personal best performances. Nine of the 12 athletes set new personal bests in the race.

The plan for the Americans going in was to run sub-13:00. Mission accomplished. With the 12:50 benchmark rare air, perhaps this performance is a prelude to an outstanding 2023 outdoor season.

3000m record run

Yared Nuguse ran the 3000m in the time of 7:28.24 to break Galen Rupp’s decade-old national record. His finish time was also faster than the 7:28.48 outdoor North American record Grant Fisher set at the 2022 Monaco Diamond League meet.

Nuguse now has the ninth-fastest performance in the world of, all-time.

The 23-year-old graduate of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish is now coached by Dathan Ritzenhein and trains in Boulder, Colorado with the On Athletics Club.

Sam Atkin finished in second place with his 7:31.97 performance. Taking third was Mario Garcia in the time of 7:34.74

*Cover photo Twitter screen capture from original photo by Kevin Morris.