BYU’s All-American 10,000 meter runner Rory Linkletter showed some flashes of speed as he set a new blue jeans mile world record of 4:16.00 at 4.600 feet of altitude in Provo, Utah. The time equated to about a 4:11 with the altitude conversion.
The Canadian broke Spencer Brown’s world record of 4:16.38, which was set at last week’s CITIUS MAG x Lost Boys Blue Jeans Mile in New York City last Thursday. Brown’s mark remains the American record.
Watch the race below: Major props for the Lana Del Rey “Blue Jeans” playing while Rory was running.:
— Rory Linkletter (@ThePapaLinks) July 31, 2017
In the same race, Iain Hunter ran a masters world record of 4:48. We will be updating our all-time list soon.
The BYU community was all about the new world record:
Congratulations to Rory Linkletter on his world record performance this morning in the blue jean mile: 4:16.00! pic.twitter.com/dbq7y0f2lg
— Ed Eyestone (@EdEyestone) July 31, 2017
Canadian Cougar Dons Dungarees, Dashes Denim Distance: https://t.co/erVc5GSyB2
— Greg Wrubell (@gregwrubell) July 31, 2017
— Mike Solo (cuz I'm social distancing) (@lime_crush) July 31, 2017
Good work Rory! Thanks for the invite.
— Iain Hunter (@BYUIain) July 31, 2017
— BYU (@BYU) July 31, 2017
Linkletter ran for Canada at the 2017 IAAF World Cross-Country Championships. He finished second to Marc Scott in the 10,000 meters at June’s NCAA championship. Factor all of that in along with the fact that he just clocked the fastest blue jeans mile ever, we’re predicting top five at the NCAA cross country championships this fall. Book it.