Yelena Soboleva sets WR at 1,500 meters-3:58:05!


Yelena Soboleva set a new world record for the 1,500 meters indoor at the Russian Indoor Championships! She had set the 800 meter Russian record the night before! We have a short update from Bob Ramsak on the world records!


by Bob Ramsak
(c) 2008 TRACK PROFILE Report, all rights reserved

Agencies are reporting that Yelena Soboleva broke her own world indoor record in the 1500m at the Russian Indoor Championships in Moscow today, clocking 3:58.05.

The 25-year-old, who raced to silver medals over the distance at last summer’s World Championships in Osaka and at the 2006 World Indoor Championships in Moscow, knocked 0.23 seconds from the 3:58.28 mark she set in 2006, also in the Russian capital.

Soboleva’s mark came less than 24 hours after her victory in the 800m where she clocked a national record 1:56.49 to become the fourth fastest all-time.

In an extremely fast contest, Yuliya Fomenko, who beat Soboleva to the 2006 world indoor crown, finished second in 4:00.21, to become the third fastest ever indoors.


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