After 22 years, the 1500m indoor record held by Moroccan former runner Hicham El Guerrouj has been broken.
Rabat – Young Ethiopian runner Samuel Tefera broke Hicham El Guerrouj’s 1500m indoor world record with an outstanding performance in Birmingham on Saturday.
The 19-year-old runner finished the track in 3:31:04 outperforming El Guerrouj’s 3:31:18 set in Stuttgart 22 years ago.
El Guerrouj’s took to his Twitter account to congratulate Tefera for his great achievement, wishing him good luck for the rest of his career.
“ I’m very proud and happy to hold the 1500m indoor record for 22 years. I want to congratulate Samuel Tefera for his excellent race and wish him good luck for the rest of his career,” tweeted El Guerrouj.