Mary Cain nearly breaks another world junior record

Mary Cain nearly breaks another world junior record

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Mary Cain nearly breaks another world junior record

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Kalkidan Gezahegne can exhale. The Ethiopian still holds the women’s world junior indoor record for the mile.

Mary Cain just missed it Friday.

The 17-year-old pro from Bronxville won her women’s mile race in the Terrier Invitational at Boston University, and her time came in at 4 minutes, 24.11 seconds, one-hundredth of a second off Gezahegne’s record run in England in 2010. But Cain did lower her own American junior record of 4:28.25, which she set during last year’s Millrose Games at The Armory in northern Manhattan.

This latest run was also the third-fastest women’s indoor mile for an American and the 12th-fastest ever indoors for women worldwide.

Cain set a world junior record in the 1,000 meters at the same venue last week. She plans to run the 2,000 in the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Feb. 8 at Roxbury Community College in Boston and then the 800 in the Millrose Games Feb. 15.

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