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The Globen Galan is an annual indoor athletics event held in February at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden. The meeting was first held in 1990 and from 2000 to 2010 known as GE Galan, because General Electric was the official title sponsor. From 2011 to 2015 the official name changed to XL Galan and was sponsored by Swedish book-trade company XL-BYGG.

Globen Galan
DateFebruary
LocationStockholm, Sweden Sweden
Event typeIndoor track and field
Established1990
Official siteGloben Galan

The 2016 edition was part of the inaugural IAAF World Indoor Tour, but after a loss of sponsorship, was not held in 2017.

Meseret Defar made a world record run in the 5000 metres at the 2009 edition. She returned for a second record attempt in 2010 and finished just hundredths of a second short of the record, although Alemitu Bekele's second-place finish improved the European record indoors.[1]

World recordsEdit

 
Yelena Isinbayeva after her world record 2012

Over the course of its history, numerous world records have been set at the GE Galan.

Year Event Record Athlete Nationality Ref
2016 1000 m 2:14.20 Ayanleh Souleiman   Djibouti [2]
2016 Mile 4:13.31 Genzebe Dibaba   Ethiopia [3]
2015 5000 m 14:18.86 Genzebe Dibaba   Ethiopia [4]
2014 3000 m 8:16.60 Genzebe Dibaba   Ethiopia [5]
2012 Pole vault 5.01 m Yelena Isinbayeva   Russia [6][7]
2009 5000 m 14:24.37 Meseret Defar   Ethiopia
2002 Pole vault 4.72 m Svetlana Feofanova   Russia
1999 Pole vault 4.56 m Nicole Humbert   Germany
1999 1000 m 2:30.94 Maria Mutola   Mozambique
1998 5000 m 12:51.48 Daniel Komen   Kenya
1997 5000 m 12:59.04 Haile Gebrselassie   Ethiopia
1996 1000 m 2:31.23 Maria Mutola   Mozambique

Meeting RecordsEdit

MenEdit

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Ref
60 m 6.51 Bruny Surin   Canada 1997
200 m 20.60 Jeff Williams   United States 1996
400 m 45.39 Abdalleleh Haroun   Qatar 19 February 2015 [8]
800 m 1:44.34 Yuriy Borzakovskiy   Russia 2003
1000 m 2:14.20 Ayanleh Souleiman   Djibouti 17 February 2016 [9]
1500 m 3:33.39 Laban Rotich   Kenya 1999
Mile 3:52.18 Rui Silva   Portugal 2001
3000 m 7:30.16 Galen Rupp   United States 21 February 2013 [10]
5000 m 12:51.48 Daniel Komen   Kenya 1998
60 m hurdles 7.42 Colin Jackson   United Kingdom 1994
High jump 2.38 m Yaroslav Rybakov   Russia 15 February 2005 [11]
Pole vault 5.92 m Maksim Tarasov   Russia 1998
Igor Potapovich   Kazakhstan 1998
Long jump 8.49 m Carl Lewis   United States 1992
Triple jump 17.64 m Christian Olsson   Sweden 12 February 2004
Shot put 21.33 m Tim Nedow   Canada 17 February 2016 [12]
Heptathlon 6188 pts Erki Nool   Estonia 1996
(60 m), (long jump), (shot put), (high jump), (60 m hurdles), (pole vault), (1000 m)

WomenEdit

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Ref
60 m 7.03 Gail Devers   United States 1999
200 m 23.37 Michelle-Lee Ahye   Trinidad and Tobago 19 February 2015 [13]
400 m 50.94 Grit Breuer   Germany 1998
800 m 1:57.67 Stephanie Graf   Austria 2001
1000 m 2:30.94 Maria Mutola   Mozambique 1999
1500 m 3:56.46+ Genzebe Dibaba   Ethiopia 17 February 2016 [14]
Mile 4:13.31 Genzebe Dibaba   Ethiopia 17 February 2016 [15]
3000 m 8:16.60 Genzebe Dibaba   Ethiopia 6 February 2014 [16]
5000 m 14:18.86 Genzebe Dibaba   Ethiopia 19 February 2015 [17]
60 m hurdles 7.74 Susanna Kallur   Sweden 21 February 2008 [18]
High jump 2.03 m Kajsa Bergqvist   Sweden 2003
Pole vault 5.01 m Yelena Isinbayeva   Russia 23 February 2012 [19][20]
Long jump 6.99 m Christabel Nettey   Canada 19 February 2015 [21]
Triple jump 14.79 m Olga Saladukha   Ukraine 23 February 2012 [22]
Shot put 19.79 m Astrid Kumbernuss   Germany 1996
Pentathlon 4685 pts Yelena Lebedenko   Russia 1996
(60 m hurdles), (high jump), (shot put), (long jump), (800 m)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Julin, A. Lennart (2010-02-11). Another blazing 5000m run by Defar - Stockholm report. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-02-11.
  2. ^ Mike Rowbottom (17 February 2016). "Dibaba and Souleiman break world indoor records in Stockholm". IAAF. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  3. ^ Mike Rowbottom (17 February 2016). "Dibaba and Souleiman break world indoor records in Stockholm". IAAF. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  4. ^ "XL Galan 2015 Complete Results". xlgalan.com. 19 February 2015. Archived from the original on 19 February 2015. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
  5. ^ "FLASH – Dibaba breaks world indoor 3000m record with 8:16.60 in Stockholm". IAAF. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  6. ^ "XL Galan 2012 Complete Results". 23 February 2012. Archived from the original on 27 February 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2012.
  7. ^ "Isinbayeva clears 5.01m World record in Stockholm!". IAAF. 23 February 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2012.
  8. ^ "XL Galan 2015 Complete Results". xlgalan.com. 19 February 2015. Archived from the original on 19 February 2015. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
  9. ^ Mike Rowbottom (17 February 2016). "Dibaba and Souleiman break world indoor records in Stockholm". IAAF. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  10. ^ "XL Galan 2013 Complete Results". 21 February 2013. Archived from the original on 27 February 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  11. ^ "High Jump Results". www.gegalan.se. 2007-02-20. Retrieved 2011-02-22.
  12. ^ "Globen Galan 2016 Results". SF. 17 February 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  13. ^ "XL Galan 2015 Complete Results". xlgalan.com. 19 February 2015. Archived from the original on 19 February 2015. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
  14. ^ Mike Rowbottom (17 February 2016). "Dibaba and Souleiman break world indoor records in Stockholm". IAAF. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  15. ^ Mike Rowbottom (17 February 2016). "Dibaba and Souleiman break world indoor records in Stockholm". IAAF. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  16. ^ "FLASH – Dibaba breaks world indoor 3000m record with 8:16.60 in Stockholm". IAAF. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  17. ^ "XL Galan 2015 Complete Results". xlgalan.com. 19 February 2015. Archived from the original on 19 February 2015. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
  18. ^ "60 Metres Hurdles Results". www.gegalan.se. 2008-02-21. Archived from the original on 2011-10-03. Retrieved 2011-02-22.
  19. ^ "XL Galan 2012 Complete Results". 23 February 2012. Archived from the original on 27 February 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2012.
  20. ^ "Isinbayeva clears 5.01m World record in Stockholm!". IAAF. 23 February 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2012.
  21. ^ "XL Galan 2015 Complete Results". xlgalan.com. 19 February 2015. Archived from the original on 19 February 2015. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
  22. ^ "XL Galan 2012 Complete Results". 23 February 2012. Archived from the original on 27 February 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2012.

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