Watch this: Aggie sets world record for fastest mile ran in blue jeans

Aggie All-American Dillon Maggard celebrates after setting the "Blue Jeans Mile" world record. Image from @wdhiker video.

<p lang=”en” xml:lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>LOGAN – At 4:01.25, All-American Dillon Maggard already has the fastest indoor mile time in school history, but the Utah State track star just added another record.

According to <a href=”http://citiusmag.com/dillon-maggard-blue-jeans-mile-world-record/” target=”_blank”>Citius Magazine</a>, Maggard now holds the world record for the fastest mile ever recorded while wearing blue jeans. He set the record Monday at USU, just two days after placing sixth in the NCAA Cross Country Championships. Maggard finished his mile in 4:11.80, breaking the old record of 4:16.00 set by BYU’s Rory Linkletter.

The “Blue Jeans Mile” is a recently new challenge that requires a runner to run his or her fastest mile while wearing 100 percent cotton blue jeans. The challenge and rules were started by Citius in March.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” xml:lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>WATCH: <a href=”https://twitter.com/DillMaggard?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@DillMaggard</a> close hard for a new <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/BlueJeansMile?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#BlueJeansMile</a> world record of 4:11.80.<br /><br />Here he is closing in ≈61. Thanks to <a href=”https://twitter.com/wdhiker?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@wdhiker</a> for the video.<br /><br />?➡ <a href=”https://t.co/ZI02Sm9GsY”>https://t.co/ZI02Sm9GsY</a> <a href=”https://t.co/04TC4XH2aX”>pic.twitter.com/04TC4XH2aX</a>

— CITIUS MAG (@CitiusMag) <a href=”https://twitter.com/CitiusMag/status/932801422818725888?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>November 21, 2017</a></blockquote>

In a social media <a href=”https://www.pscp.tv/darren__harman/1lPJqpADwneGb?t=4″ target=”_blank”>video</a> of the record-setting run, Maggard said it hurt to run in the pants, but that it felt great to break the record.

“It feels good,” he said. “Rory (Linkletter) set the bar pretty high, but I got it today.”

The competition may not be over for Maggard. Linkletter took to Twitter to congratulate and challenge Maggard.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” xml:lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Not surprised. <a href=”https://twitter.com/DillMaggard?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@DillMaggard</a> we should set up an actual Blue Jeans race sometime after outdoors. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/Hype?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#Hype</a> <a href=”https://t.co/npr9c3tXXO”>https://t.co/npr9c3tXXO</a>

— Rory Linkletter (@ThePapaLinks) <a href=”https://twitter.com/ThePapaLinks/status/932742352828956672?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>November 20, 2017</a></blockquote>

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