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World Indoor Records Set in 1997

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


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)


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