New World Records

TEFERA BREAKS WORLD INDOOR 1500M RECORD IN BIRMINGHAM

Ethiopia's Samuel Tefera tore up the script for the Muller Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham, upstaging compatriot Yomif Kejelcha to break the long-standing world indoor 1500m record* at the IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting on Saturday (16).

Tefera charged towards the line and stopped the clock at 3:31.04, taking 0.14 off the previous record set by Hicham El Guerrouj in 1997.

Samuel Tefera wins the 1500m at the IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting in Birmingham (Mark Shearman)

Samuel Tefera wins the 1500m at the IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting in Birmingham (Mark Shearman)

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WANDERS AND HASSAN SET WORLD 5KM RECORDS IN MONACO

Dutch champion Sifan Hassan and Swiss contender Julien Wanders set world 5km records* within minutes of each other during the Herculis 5km race along the Monaco coastline on Sunday (17).

She  cross the finish line in 14:44

Sifan Hassan on the way to her 5km world record in Monaco (Manuel Vitali/organisers)

Sifan Hassan on the way to her 5km world record in Monaco (Manuel Vitali/organisers) © Copyright

 

The elite men began five minutes later and Wanders, who broke Mo Farah’s European half-marathon record last week, continued to show outstanding form, completing his 5km in 13:29

Julien Wanders clocks 13:29 in Monaco (NN Running Team)

Julien Wanders clocks 13:29 in Monaco (NN Running Team) © Copyright