Mohamed Katir ends 24 years later with Fermín Cacho’s 1,500 Spanish record

Mohamed Katir this Friday snatched Fermín Cacho Spain’s historical record of 1,500 meters, which has lasted 24 years, by qualifying second in the meeting of Monaco with a mark of 3: 28.76, only behind Kenyan Timothy Cheruiyot (3: 28.28), current world champion.

The Murcian athlete erased from the lists the national record established by Fermín Cacho on August 13, 1997 at the rally of Zurich with a record of 3: 28.95 that gave him the second place, after the Moroccan Hicham El Guerrouj.

Katir flipped down the straight to set her second Spanish record this year. Last June 10 he had beaten in Florence that of 5,000 meters with a time of 12: 50.79 that lowered the record of Alemayehu Bezabeh.

At the start of the year, Katir had a mark of 3:36 in 1,500 and has now stayed just 8 hundredths behind the European record of Norwegian Jakob Ingebrigtsen, whom he has relegated to third place in Monaco.


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