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1999
Most of the medallists of Seville took part in this first big meeting after the World Championships, but not necessarily in their main event.

Hicham El Guerrouj for instance went for the 3.000m and clocked an astonishing 7.23.09, the second fastest time in history behind Daniel Komen.

Mohammed Mourhit
The biggest and longest acclaim of the local crowd came at the end of the meet for Mohammed Mourhit, who had just won 5.000m bronze in Seville and managed to smash the European record of the 10.000m with more than 20s to 26.52.30. But Mourhit did not win the race. The - at that stage - totally unknown Kenyan Charles Kamathi defeated him in 26.51.49, the 5th best performance on the all time list.

Gabrielle Szabo and Wilson Kipketer were still in contention for the jackpot of the Golden League and both went through to the final with scintillating performances.

Szabo won the 3.000m in 8.25.82, a new meeting record, and Wilson Kipketer ran a world leading 1.42.27 in an incredible 800m with national records for Sepeng (SA), Bucher (SWI) and Sad-Guerni (ALG).

In the pole vault Jeff Hartwig cleared 5,95m to equal the meeting record he shares with Sergey Bubka. But the overall decibel winner was undoubtedly the new world record holder of the 400m Michael Johnson. He started on 200m and clocked a very fast 19.93.
















 
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