1997- Haile Gebrselassie also set the Indoor World Record at 5000m running 12:59.04. He was also the first man to go under 13 minutes indoors.
These two men are the top-two distance runners ever in the world. Both have had recent struggles as a new wave of mostly Kenyan men take over the world stage but these two will be forever known as dominant and revolutionary.
2000- Wilson Kipketer of Denmark set the Indoor World Record in the 1000m. He ran a time of 2:14.96. Wilson holds many mid-distance records. Rob Druppers of the Netherlands set the same record in 1988 with a time of 2:16.40.
|Kipketer in Athens, 2004|
1981- Eamonn Coghlan of Ireland ran 3:50.6 to set the Indoor World Record in the Mile Run. He edged Steve Scott of the United States by just over 1 second. Coghlan later bested his record and his times still remain 2nd and 4th on the All-Time list.
Also 1981- Carl Lewis set the first of his World Indoor records with a Long Jump of 8.49m. He later broke this record numerous times.