Djibouti’s Ayanleh Souleiman, and Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba set world records as Morocco’s Abdelaati Iguider runs a world lead at the IAAF World Indoor Tour meet in Stockholm Sweden on Wednesday.
A world Indoor 1500m champion, Souliman triumphed in the 1000m in 2:14.20. He improves on the old mark of 2:14.96 by Kenyan-born Wilson Kipketer of Denmark 16 years ago.
Later at the meet in Stockholm, Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba prevailed in women’s One Mile in a world record of 4:13.31. The previous record of 4:17.14 was run by Romanian Doina Melinte in 1990.
Still in Stockholm, Morocco’s Abdelaati Iguider clocked 7:39.04 to win the 3000m in the world fastest time in the event this year. He improves on the 7:39.23 when Kenyan Augustine Choge triumphed in Dusseldorf Germany earlier this month. In Stockholm Ethiopians Yomif Kejelcha and Yenew Alamirew placed second and third respectively.
SELECTED LEADING RESULTS FROM IAAF WORLD INDOOR TOUR MEET IN STOCKHOLM SWEDEN ON 17 FEBRUARY
PB denotes Personal Best
WL denotes World Leading performance in the event this year.
NR denotes National Record
WR denotes World Record
2 Onkabetse Nkobolo (Botswana) 1:00.71
3 Mohammed Aman (Ethiopia) 1:47.39
Nicholas Kipkoech (Kenya) 1:46.93 PB; 2 Jackson Kivuva (kenya) 1:47.63; 3 Mohamed Hamada (Egypt) 1:47.82
1 Ayanleh Souleiman (Djibouti) 2:14.20 PB/NR/WR; 3 Elijah Manangoi (Kenya) 2:17.09; 5 Fouad El Kaam (Morocco) 2:19.71 PB; 6 Antoine Gakeme (Burundi) 2:20.25
1 Abdelaati Iguider (Morocco) 7:39.04 WL; 2 Yomif Kejelcha (Ethiopia) 7:39.11; 3 Yenew Alamirew (Ethiopia) 7:42.46; 4 Hiss Bachir (Djibouti) 7:43.44; 5 Paul Kipsiele Koech (Kenya) 7:45.58; 6 Tesfaye Cheru (Ethiopia) 7:57.59; 8 Abdi Waiss Mouhyadin (Djibouti) 8:01.27; 9 Awet Kibrab (Eritrea) 8:02.04 PB
Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) 4:13.31 PB/NR/WR; 2 Gudaf Tsegay (Ethiopia) 4:24.98 PB; 3 Axumawit Embaye (Ethiopia) 4:27.75; 5 Rababi Arrafi (Morocco) 4:30.10; 10 Baso Sado (Ethiopia) 4:39.27
5 Doreen Amata (Nigeria) 1.92