The Millrose Games’ elite program kicked off with a bang as Devynne Charlton set a breathtaking world record in the 60m hurdles, clocking an impressive 7.67 at the New York World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting on Sunday.

Positioned between two-time world champion Danielle Williams and two-time indoor world champ Nia Ali, Charlton dominated from start to finish, leaving Williams in second place with a time of 7.79. Tia Jones, who held the field’s best time last week in Boston, matched Williams’ time for third place, while Ali finished seventh at 7.95.

Charlton’s stellar performance marked a series of outstanding outings, including times of 7.88 in Louisville, a national record of 7.75 in Lubbock, and 7.76 in Boston. Reflecting on her record-setting run at The Armory, Charlton expressed her shock at the announced time, emphasizing the intensity of the race and her separation from the field.

Devynne Charlton

The day’s excitement continued with Josh Kerr‘s world-best performance in the men’s two miles, surpassing Mo Farah’s 2015 record. Yared Nuguse, defending his Wanamaker Mile title, fell short of breaking the world record despite running the third-fastest indoor mile.

In the women’s two miles, Ethiopian teenager Medina Eisa’s early move led to a disqualification, allowing Laura Muir to claim victory in 9:04.84, a British record. Muir’s strategic switch from the mile to the two miles paid off, securing her spot in the World Indoor Championships.Laura MuirThe sprints took center stage as Julien Alfred and Dylan Beard delivered notable performances in the 60m and 60m hurdles, respectively. Christian Coleman secured his third straight Millrose 60m victory, while world champion Yaroslava Mahuchikh triumphed in the high jump.

Other highlights included Bryce Hoppel’s victory in the men’s 800m, Allie Wilson’s win in the women’s 800m, and Talitha Diggs’ comfortable victory in the women’s 300m.

Charlton, fresh off her world record, expressed relief and confidence, setting the stage for an exciting year ahead. The Millrose Games’ elite programme showcased world-class talent and set the tone for a thrilling season in track and field.