18 SEP 1997 General News

IAAF ratifies four senior and two junior World Records

p>MONACOMonte CarloThe IAAF has ratified the following world records:

SENIOR WORLD RECORDS

Men’s 800m 1:41.24 Wilson Kipketer* DEN Zürich August 13 1997

Previous world records 1:41.73 Sebastian Coe GBR Firenze June 10 1981

1:42.33 Sebastian Coe GBR Oslo July 5 1979

1:43.4 Alberto Juantorena CUB Sofia August 21 1977

First man under 1:44 was Marcello Fiasconaro (ITA) was 1:43.7 in Milan on June 27 1973.

First man under 1:45 was Peter Snell (NZL) was 1:44.3 in Christchurch on February 3 1962.

*Please note that Kipketer also ran 1:41.73 (Stockholm-July 7) and 1:41.11 (Cologne-August 24) this season but these marks have not yet been ratified.

Men’s 5000m 12:41.86* Haile Gebrselassie ETH Zürich August 13 1997

Previous world records 12:44.39 Haile Gebrselassie ETH Zürich August 16 1995

12:55.30 Moses Kiptanui KEN Rome June 8 1995

12:56.96 Haile Gebrselassie ETH Hengelo June 4 1994

First man under 13 minutes was Said Aouita (MAR) with 12:58.39 in Rome on July 22 1987.

First man under 13:30 was Ron Clarke (AUS) with 13:25.8 in Los Angeles on June 4 1965.

*Please note that Daniel Komen (KEN) ran 12:39.74 in Brussels on August 22 but this mark has not yet been ratified.

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Men’s 10,000m 26:31.32* Haile Gebrselassie ETH Oslo July 4 1997

Previous world records 26:38.08 Salah Hissou MAR Brussels August 23 1996

26:43.53 Haile Gebrselassie ETH Hengelo June 5 1995

26:52.23 William Sigei KEN Oslo July 22 1994

First man under 27 minutes was Yobes Ondieki (KEN) with 26:58.38 in Oslo on July 10 1993

First man under 27:30 was Henry Rono (KEN) with 27:22.4 in Vienna on June 11 1978.

*Please note that Paul Tergat (KEN) ran 26:27.85 in Brussels on August 22 but this mark has not yet been ratified.

 

Men’s 3000m steeplechase

7:59.08* Wilson Boit Kipketer KEN Zürich August 13 1997

Previous world records 7:59.18 Moses Kiptanui KEN Zürich August 16 1995

8:02.08 Moses Kiptanui KEN Zürich August 19 1992

8:05.35 Peter Koech KEN Stockholm July 3 1989

First man under 8:15 was Ben Jipcho (KEN) with 8:14.0 in Helsinki on June 27 1973

First man under 8:30 was Gaston Roelants (BEL) with 8:29.6 at Leuven on September 7 1963.

*Please note that Bernard Barmasai (KEN) ran 7:55.72 in Cologne on August 24 but this mark has not yet been ratified

WORLD JUNIOR RECORDS

Men’s 1500m 3:34.54 Noah Ngeny KEN Zürich August 13 1997

Previous world record 3:34.92 Kipkoech Cheruiyot KEN Munich July 26 1983

Men’s 3000m steeplechase

8:16.76* Kipkirui Misoi KEN Dortmund June 8 1997

Previous world record 8:19.21 Daniel Njenga KEN Tokyo June 11 1994

*Please note that Paul Kosgei (KEN) ran 8:07.69 in Stockholm on July 7 but this mark has not yet been ratified

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