Sam Atkin ran the fastest 3,000-meter time ever by a British runner, breaking the previous record held by Mo Farah.
The 29-year-old beat Mo Farah’s 2016 best of 7:32.62 by completing the John Thomas Terrier Classic race in Boston in seven minutes, 31.97 seconds.
Yared Nuguse, an American, won the race in 7:28.24, while Atkin placed second, setting the record time.
The racing strategy called for me to sit on Nuguse and test my abilities. It went nicely,” said Atkin, a Grimsby native.
He continued, “I wish I’d gone a little bit earlier but I can’t complain as it’s a British record,” according to letsrun.com.
It’s a nice way to start the season off.