Team GB's Elliot Giles ran the second-fastest indoor 800m in history as he set a new British record at the World Indoor Tour in Torun, Poland. The 26-year-old clocked one minute 43.63 seconds to beat compatriot Jamie Webb, who finished second in 1:44.54.
The British record had been held by Sebastian Coe since 1983 with this being Giles' third victory of the series. This victory follows wins for him in the season opener in Karlsruhe and the tour's second meet in Lievin on 9 February.
He said: "I'm still trying to process what even happened. It really felt like a blur. I couldn't believe I ran 1:43 indoors. I couldn't put into words how it felt. I was so overwhelmed by it all. It felt like I was on cloud nine." It was another personal best for Elliot following his 1:45.49 in France last week, and in history is only bettered by Wilson Kipketer's indoor world record of 1:42.67.
James Webb, who is also 26, also ran within the record previously set by Coe as he too clocked a personal best. In addition to a $10,000 victory bonus for the Tour winner in each discipline, the winner will also receive a wildcard for the 2022 World Indoor Championships in Belgrade.
The meet in Torun was the fourth event of the World Indoor Tour series, with the final leg set to take place in Madrid, in Spain, on February 24.