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Press Release08 Apr 1999


IAAF ratifies world indoor records

Haile Gebrselassie after breaking the world indoor 5000m record at the 1999 Birmingham indoor meeting

The International Amateur Athletic Federation has officially ratified the following indoor world records:


Men

5000m

12:50.38

Haile Gebrselassie

ETH

Birmingham

14 Feb 99

Women

4x200m Relay

1:32.55

(equals previous record)

LG Olympia Dortmund

(Ester Möller, Gabi Rockmeier, Birgit Rockmeier, Andrea Phillipp)

GER

Karlsruhe

21 Feb 99

5000m

14:47.35

Gabriela Szabo

ROM

Dortmund

13 Feb 99

3000m walk

11:40.33

Claudia Iovan

ROM

Bucarest

30 Jan 99

The previous records were, respectively: 12:51.48 by Daniel Komen (KEN) in Stockholm on 19 February 1998; 1:32.55, set by SC Eintracht Hamm at Dortmund on 20 February 1988; 15:03.17 by Liz McColgan (GBR) in Birmingham on 22 February 1992 and 11:44.00 by Alina Ivanova (EUN) in Moscow on 7 February 1992.

ENDS