25 NOV 1998 General News

IAAF ratifies the Tegla Loroupe's One Hours Record

IAAF Ratifies Tegla Loroupe’s One Hour Mark

25 November, 1998 - The IAAF has officially ratified the one hour record established by Kenyan Tegla Loroupe in Borgholzhausen (GER) on 7 August 1998.

Loroupe covered 18,340m to beat the previous mark of 18,084m set in 1981 by Italy’s Silvana Cruciata.

During the International Athletic Foundation’s World Athletics Gala ‘98, on Sunday 22 November, Loroupe received the Foundation’s "Outstanding Performance Award", in recognition of her World Best Performance of 2:20:47 in the Rotterdam marathon.