Ethiopian Samuel Tefera breaks World Indoor 1500 meters record

Samuel Tefera has now World Indoor 1500 meters record. Yomif Kejelcha finished the distance second to clock his personal best in the distance.

World Indoor 1500 meters record _ Samuel Tefera _ Ethiopia _
Samuel Tefera with his new World Indoor 1500 meters record
Source : IAAF

February 16,2019

Ethiopian athlete Samuel Tefera breaks World Indoor 1500 meters record at Muller Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham, UK, on Saturday, reported IAAF on its website.

According to IAAF report, Samuel sliced off 0.14 microseconds off from the world record in the distance which was held by Moroccan Hicham El Guerrouj in 1997, and finished the distance in 3:31.04 minutes.

“The clock ticked through 3:03 as the bell sounded for the final lap and Tefera made his move, kicking past Kejelcha to take the lead and leaving his compatriot unable to respond. 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,” wrote IAAF.

Yomif Kejelcha finished second in a time of 3:31:58 which is registered as his personal best.

Following his win at Milrose Games within 0.01 record, Yomif had announced his plan to break World Indoor 1500 meters record before his race at Birmingham on Saturday. As it turns out, it was his compatriot Samuel Tefera who did it.

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