Tuesday, February 28, 2012

This Day in Track History

1991- Noureddine Morceli of Algeria sets a new World Indoor Record in the 1500m of 3:34.16.  Morceli's record stood for 6 years until current world record holder, Hicham El Guerrouj ran 3:31.  Morceli won 4 world championships at 1500 meters and won the Olympic title at the distance in 1996.  He was the dominant force in the 1500 distance from the early 90s until the rise of El G, the current world record holder.  He was coached by his brother who was an Olympian in 1980 and 1984.

Morceli winning Worlds with a smile

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