20 JAN 2005 General News

World Record will earn $25,000 in Boston

Top athletes at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games, Boston, USA on 29 January 2005 could be in for a big payday. A World Record on the track will be worth a $25,000 bonus and an American record will be good for an extra $10,000.

Since the inaugural event in 1996, the meet has played host to three World Records, nine American Records and six other National Records.

Several of those record-holders return for the 2005 event, including American indoor record-holder Tim Broe at 3000 metres going up against the World Record-holder at 5000 (indoors and out) and 10,000 metres, Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia. David Krummenacker, who thrilled the crowd when he set the American record for 1000 metres here in 2002, is back to see what he can do three years later.

They join a star-studded lineup that includes 2004 Olympic medalists Kenenisa Bekele, Carolina Kluft, Jolanda Ceplak, Bernard Lagat, Melissa Morrison-Howard, DeeDee Trotter, Meseret Defar, Tirunesh Dibaba, Ejegayehu Dibaba, and Adam Nelson.