Haile Gebrselassie after breaking the world indoor 5000m record at the 1999 Birmingham indoor meeting (Getty Images) © Copyright
Press Release Monaco

IAAF ratifies world indoor records

The International Amateur Athletic Federation has officially ratified the following indoor world records:


Men

5000m

12:50.38

Haile Gebrselassie

ETH

Birmingham

14 Feb 99

Women

4x200m Relay

1:32.55

(equals previous record)

LG Olympia Dortmund

(Ester Möller, Gabi Rockmeier, Birgit Rockmeier, Andrea Phillipp)

GER

Karlsruhe

21 Feb 99

5000m

14:47.35

Gabriela Szabo

ROM

Dortmund

13 Feb 99

3000m walk

11:40.33

Claudia Iovan

ROM

Bucarest

30 Jan 99

The previous records were, respectively: 12:51.48 by Daniel Komen (KEN) in Stockholm on 19 February 1998; 1:32.55, set by SC Eintracht Hamm at Dortmund on 20 February 1988; 15:03.17 by Liz McColgan (GBR) in Birmingham on 22 February 1992 and 11:44.00 by Alina Ivanova (EUN) in Moscow on 7 February 1992.

ENDS