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World Indoor Records Set in 1998

World indoor records set or equaled between Oct. 1, 1997 and Sept. 1, 1998.


Event  RecordOld MarkFormer Holder
60 metersMaurice Greene, USA6.41*6.41Andre Cason, USA (1992)
60 metersMaurice Greene, USA6.396.41Cason/Greene, USA (1992 & 98)
3000 metersHaile Gebrselassie, ETH7:26.14p7:30.72Haile Gebrselassie, ETH (1996)
3000 metersDaniel Komen, KEN7:24.90p7:26.14Haile Gebrselassie, ETH (1998)
5000 metersDaniel Komen, KEN12:51.48p12:59.04Haile Gebrselassie, ETH (1997)
* Greene tied the mark set by Andre Cason in 1992.


Event  RecordOld MarkFormer Holder
800 metersMaria Mutola, MOZ1:56.361:56.40Christine Wachtel, EG (1988)
Triple JumpAshia Hansen, GBR49-949-33/4Yoland Chen, RUS (1995)
Pole Vault Daniela Bartova, CZE14-51/2 14-51/4 Emma George, AUS (1996)
 & Stacy Dragila, USA (1997)
Pole Vault Vala Flosadottir, ICE14-614-51/2Daniela Bartova, CZE (1998)
Pole Vault Daniela Bartova, CZE14-61/4 14-6Vala Flosadottir, ICE (1998)
Pole Vault Vala Flosadottir, ICE14-63/4 14-61/4Daniela Bartova, CZE (1998)
Pole Vault Anzhela Balakhonova, UKR14-71/4 14-63/4 Vala Flosadottir, ICE (1998)
Pole Vault Emma George, AUS14-814-71/4 Anzhela Balakhonova, UKR (1998)
Pole Vault Stacy Dragila, USA14-81/4 14-8Emma George, AUS (1998)
Pole Vault Daniela Bartova, CZE14-81/4 14-81/4Stacy Dragila, USA (1998)
Pole Vault Emma George, AUS14-91/4 14-81/4Dragila/Bartova (1998)
Pole Vault Emma George, AUS14-11p14-91/4 Emma George (1998)

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