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Bryce Hoppel breaks American record in indoor 1,000 meter

Bryce Hoppel, of the United States smiles after a men's 800 meter semifinal at the World...
Bryce Hoppel, of the United States smiles after a men's 800 meter semifinal at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)(Petr David Josek | AP)
Published: Feb. 13, 2021 at 8:56 PM CST
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Former KU distance runner Bryce Hoppel added another record to his name.

Hoppel set a new American record on the indoor men’s 1,000 meters. At the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, the former Jayhawk won the race with a time of 2 minutes, 16.27 seconds.

The previous record for the indoor 1,000 meter was held by David Torrence. He ran a time of 2:16.76 on March 2, 2014.

Hoppel’s new record ranks 10th fastest in world history.

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