Klosterhalfen Sets new European 5000m Indoor Record with 14:30.79 in Boston

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Germany's Konstanze Klosterhalfen clocked a new European 5000m indoor record at the Boston University Last Chance Invitational on Thursday (27).

See full meet results here.

The World 5000m bronze medallist from last year in Doha, clocked a stunning 14:30.79, the fourth fastest indoor 5000m performance of all-time to break the European indoor record. Klosterhalfen shaved 17 seconds off from Romanian Gabriela Szabo’s European Record of 14:47.35.
Vanessa Fraser of the United States was miles away in second in 14:48.51 with Emily Infeld (USA) in third in 14:51.91, both athletes set their personal best in the event.
Only Ethiopians trio of Genzebe Dibaba (14:18.86), Meseret Defar (14:24.37) and Tirunesh Dibaba (14:27.42) have run faster indoors for 5000m than Klosterhalfen.
In the women's 3000m race Karissa Schweizer, a 5000m finalist in Doha World Championships, broke the American record with 8:25.70, the eighth fastest indoor 3000m in histrory.



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