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IAAF President Nebiolo pays tribute to Wilson Kipketer: "He is a legendary athlete".

Wilson KipketerWilson Kipketer Breaks 800m World Record for Second Time in 72 hours! First to win Mita World Records Award.
See report of second shattering performance by Wilson Kipketer in Nick Davies' report from Paris.

Wilson KipketerKipketer breaks World Indoor Record for 800m in heats.
Wilson Kipketer of Denmark had the crowd in the Paris Palais Omnisports Bercy on their feet as he marked a new world record in the heats for the 800m semi-final. Kipketer's time of 1:43.97 took nearly one second off Paul Ereng's (KEN) 1989 time of 1:44.84. Nicolas Davies reports from Paris.

World Indoor Championships marks New Era for Athletics.
Dr. Primo Nebbiolo at ConferenceIAAF President Primo Nebiolo’s television link-up between Lausanne and Paris sets the scene for new era in Athletics and launches most exciting World Indoor Championships ever.

A Word from IAAF President
Dr Primo Nebiolo

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Paris-Bercy World Indoor Championships 1997

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