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World Indoor Records Set in 1997

World indoor records set or equaled between Oct. 1, 1996 and Sept. 20, 1997.

Men

Event  Record Old Mark Former Holder
800 metersWilson Kipketer, DEN1:43.961:44.84Paul Ereng, KEN (1989)
800 metersWilson Kipketer, DEN1:42.671:43.96Wilson Kipketer, DEN (1997)
1500 metersHicham El Guerrouj, MOR3:31.173:34.16Noureddine Morceli, ALG (1991)
MileHicham El Guerrouj, MOR3:48.453:49.78Eamonn Coghlan, IRE (1983)
5000 metersHaile Gebrselassie, ETH12:59.0413:10.98Haile Gebrselassie, ETH (1996)
Triple JumpAliecer Urrutia, CUB58-658-33/4Leonid Voloshin, RUS (1994)

Women

Event  Record Old Mark Former Holder
Pole Vault Emma George, AUS14-51/4 14-01/2 Sun Caiyun, CHN (1996)
Pole Vault Stacy Dragila, USA14-51/4 14-51/4 Emma George, AUS (1997)
4x400 RelayRussia3:26.843:27.22Germany (1991)

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World, Olympic and American RecordsTrack and Field1997 IAAF World Indoor Championships

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