ATHLETISSIMA MEMORIES - WEDNESDAY 2 JULY 1997, WILSON KIPKETER SETS THE WORLD'S FASTEST TIME FOR THE YEAR OVER 800M AT ATHLETISSIMA !
Wednesday, 2 July, 1997, Wilson Kipketer, sets the world's fastest time of the year over 800m in 1'42''46! He dominated the event for 3 years. With his multicoloured suit and long legs, standing at 1.72m, the Dane is shining. Ahead at the half-way mark, he comes close to Sebastien Coe's world record by 9 hundredths of a second on a very wet track!