Indoor arenas are a place where reputations are forged and careers kick-started. Last year, Genzebe Dibaba set pulses racing when she set three world records in a fortnight, while Renaud Lavillenie broke Sergey Bubka's 21-year-old pole vault record. SPIKES went to find out where all this indoor madness began.

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