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• Samuel Tefera Sets New 1500m World Indoor Record

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Samuel Tefera of Ethiopia broke the World 1500m indoor record with 3:31.04 performance at the Muller Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix on Saturday.

The 19-years-old Tefera, who won the World indoor gold last year, beat Hicham El Guerrouj’s  22-year-old 1500m world indoor record of 3:31.18 by 0.14 seconds. 

The third place with a new PB and the third-best mark all-time of 3:31.58 took Yomif Kejelcha, who originally entered this meet with an aim to break the world record.

Australia's Stewart Mcsweyn finished third in a new Australian record.

Men's 1500m results

1 Samuel TEFERA ETH(ETH) 3:31.04 WR
2 Yomif KEJELCHA ETH(ETH) 3:31.58 PB
3 Stewart MCSWEYN AUS(AUS) 3:35.10 NR
4 Josh KERR GBR(GBR) 3:35.72 PB
5 Chris O'HARE GBR(GBR) 3:37.42 SB
6 Ryan GREGSON AUS(AUS) 3:37.52 SB
7 Vincent KIBET KEN(KEN) 3:38.01 SB
8 Neil GOURLEY GBR(GBR) 3:38.32 PB
9 Charles GRICE GBR(GBR) 3:39.04 PB
10 Elliot GILES GBR(GBR) 3:39.53 PB
11 Bethwel BIRGEN KEN(KEN) 3:41.03
12 Brimin KIPROTICH KEN(KEN) 3:41.30 PB
13 Jake HEYWARD GBR(GBR) 3:42.84 PB
14 Piers COPELAND GBR(GBR) 3:44.21 PB
Andrew BUTCHART GBR(GBR)
Bram SOM NET(NED)
Jordan WILLIAMSZ AUS(AUS)

Split Times

Bram SOM (NED) 55.69
Jordan WILLIAMSZ (AUS) (57.01) 1:52.70
Yomif KEJELCHA (ETH) (56.58) 2:49.28
Samuel TEFERA (ETH) (41.76) 3:31.04



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