Wednesday, March 7, 2012

This Day In Running- March 7th

1982- Jarmila Kratochvilova of Czechoslovakia sets the indoor world record in the 400 meter run with a clocking of 49.59.  Jarmila set world records in the outdoor 400 and 800 in the span of 10 days the next summer at the age of 32.

1997- Wilson Kipketer, a resident of Denmark, of Kenyan descent, sets world indoor record over 800 meters.  Wilson would go on to beat this record just two days later.  Wilson was a remarkable athlete having run under 1:44 in the 800 for 10 straight years.  He also had the world record outdoors until the recent exploits of David Rudisha.

Kipketer, 233

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