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IAAF Ratifies World Records 4x400m and Junior 1500m

IAAF Ratifies World Records

19 October, 1998 - Monaco - The IAAF has officially ratified the following world records:

Senior Men

4x400m Relay

2:54.20

Jerome Young

Antonio Pettigrew

Tyree Washington

Michael Johnson

USA

New York

22 Jul 98

Junior Men

1500m

3:33.24

William Chirchir

KEN

Zürich

12 Aug 98

The previous records were, respectively, 2:54.29, set by the USA team of Andrew Valmon, Quincy Watts, Butch Reynolds and Michael Johnson, in Stuttgart at the 1993 world championships - 22 August 1993; 3:34.54 by Noah Ngeny (KEN) in Zürich on 13 August 1997. Ngeny had subsequently run 3:32.91 in Monaco on 16 August 1997, but the mark was not ratified due to lack of the requisite anti-doping test on the athlete.

ENDS