Report List: Berlin: ISTAF
World champions Noureddine Morceli and Liz McColgan had announced they would shoot for World Records at the TSB Invitational.
Morceli & McColgan ScoreBirmingham, England - February 22, 1992 - Morceli: 2:15.26 (1000) #1, WR
Each hit the bull's-eye dead center, Morceli's 2:15.26 cutting more than a second off the 1000 record, while McColgan's 15:03.17 demolished the 5000 standard by nearly 11 seconds.
Morceli got a 1:12.17 tempo for the first 600 before he took over with two laps remaining. He sped past 800 in 1:47.7 and kept pulling away to slash the 2:16.4 set by Rob Druppers in 1988.
Miler Matt Yates set a British NR of 2:17.86 in 2nd to grab No.4 all-time.
- by Roy Conrad, Track and Field News, April 1992, p.10.A similar late kick by a Kenyan came in the mile. Noureddine Morceli broke into the lead with 500m to go. But hecouldn't dismantel the duo of William Kemei and Dieter Baumann, who were both hanging on tightly.
ISTAF GPBerlin - August 21, 1992 - Morceli: 3:49.79 (Mile) #2
As Morceli and Kemei hit the final straight, the Kenyan sprinted away for a surprising 3:48.80, breaking Mike Boit's 11-year-old NT of 3:39.45 and becoming the No.7 miler of all time.
Almost a full second elapsed before Morceli hit the finish in 3:49.79, while Baumann posted a PR of 3:51.12 for 3rd.
- Ed Gordon, Track & Field News - October 1992, p. 74.