Records are there to be beaten.
The old saying was folded out in full bloom on Saturday at the athletics-the song contest in Brimingham.
it was Here that the ethiopian Samuel Tefera namely to grips with the world record in the 1500 metre, after having won the race in 3.31,04 minutes.
It was not any record that fell. It belonged to for 22 years: the moroccan løbefænomen Hicham El Guerrouj, who until Saturday was still the holder of five world records.
Now the total is reduced to four, after 19-year-old Tefera on the last 200 meters overtook his compatriot Yomif Kejelcha and shaved 14-hundredths of El Guerroujs time from 1997.
the Course was singled out for an assassination attempt on the world record - but it was, however, Yomif Kejelcha, which had aired the plans. In the last week he was just a hundredth of a second from tangere Hicham El Guerroujs world record on the dunes, and there was downloaded pacere in order to get the mission to succeed.
Everything looked good until Tefera were from him on the last lap.
- I can't believe it. I'm happy with the result, and it feels very special to have the world record, said Tefera.
the Track in Birmingham is becoming a second home for etiopieren, who last year won the world championship at the distance in the same hall.
the World Tour of indoor athletics has a single branch in return - it is Wednesday, when the athletes need to Düsseldorf.
Samuel Tefera poses proudly with the scoreboard announcing his new world record. Photo: Matthew Childs/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix
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