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Indoor Flanders meeting

The Indoor Flanders meeting is an annual indoor track and field meeting which takes place at the Flanders Sports Arena arena in Ghent, Belgium. It is one of foremost meetings on the indoor European circuit and is one of nine events which hold IAAF Indoor Permit Meeting status.[1]

First held in 1990, the competition was originally held at the Flanders Expo arena and moved to the Flanders Sports Arena in 2000.[2] Over its history the meeting has been sponsored by Energizer, KBC Bank, and Toyota (its current sponsor). The 23rd edition in 2012 was annulled because of loss sponsorship.[3]

A number of world records have been set at the meeting, including Svetlana Feofanova's 4.73 m record in the pole vault set in 2002, and Hicham El Guerrouj's time of 3:48.45 in the mile run in 1997 (the latter of which remains the world's fastest mark indoors).[4]

World records

Over the course of its history, numerous world record have been set at the Indoor Flanders Meeting.

Year Event Record Athlete Nationality
2002 Pole vault 4.73 m Svetlana Feofanova  Russia
1997 Mile run 3:48.45 Hicham El Guerrouj  Morocco
1995 3000 m 7:35.15 Moses Kiptanui  Kenya

Meeting Records


Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Ref
60 m 6.45 Andre Cason  United States 1992
200 m 20.37 Frankie Fredericks  Namibia 1996
300 m 32.58 Pavel Maslák 10 February 2013 [5]
400 m 45.45 Jamie Baulch  United Kingdom 1997
600 m 1:15.65 Kevin Borlée  Belgium 13 February 2011 [6][7]
800 m 1:45.72 Tony Morrell  United Kingdom 1988
1000 m 2:16.15 Abubaker Kaki Khamis  Sudan 28 February 2008
1500 m 3:33.01 Hicham El Guerrouj  Morocco 1997
Mile 3:48.45 Hicham El Guerrouj  Morocco 1997
2000 m 5:02.53 John Mayock  United Kingdom 2000
3000 m 7:35.15 Moses Kiptanui  Kenya 1995
Two miles 8:09.89 Hicham El Guerrouj  Morocco 2001
5000 m 13:11.39 Alberto García  Spain 2003
60 m hurdles 7.38 Colin Jackson  United Kingdom 1994
2000 m steeplechase 5:13.77 Paul Kipsiele Koech  Kenya 13 February 2011 [8][9]
Pole vault 5.90 m Maksim Tarasov  Russia 1998
High jump 2:30 m Vyacheslav Voronin  Russia 2000
Long jump 8.40 m Iván Pedroso  Cuba 1997
Triple jump 17.42 m Marian Oprea  Romania 26 February 2006


Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Ref
60 m 6.97 Irina Privalova  Russia 1995
200 m 22.47 Irina Privalova  Russia 1992
400m 51.50 Charity Opara  Nigeria 1998
800 m 1:56.85 Stephanie Graf  Austria 2002
1500 m 4:04.80 Genzebe Dibaba  Ethiopia 14 February 2010 [10]
3000 m 8:41.67 Mariem Alaoui Selsouli  Morocco 26 February 2006
5000 m 15:07.39 Gabriela Szabo  Romania 1998
60 m hurdles 7.82 Brigita Bukovec  Slovenia 1999
Pole vault 4.73 m Svetlana Feofanova  Russia 2002
High jump 2.00 m Blanka Vlašić  Croatia 26 February 2006
Long jump 6.61 m Olga Rublyova  Russia 2000
Triple jump 14.47 m Ashia Hansen  United Kingdom 1998


External links

  • Official website
  • Indoor Flanders Records
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