History

The AG Memorial van Damme is the best athletics meeting in the world 

Since 1977 the Memorial is renown for its high performance ratings. At the Memorial no less than 13 world records have been set with 6 of them still actual world records. A huge number of European and continental records have been set and a flood of national records was produced. 

That rich history of high performance is brought together in the AG Memorial van Damme all time top 20. This all time list is a unique summary of more than three decades of international world class athletics at the Memorial! 

7 actual worlds records have been set at the 
AG Memorial van Damme

  • 10000m M 26.17.53 Kenenisa Bekele 2005
  • 3000m steeple M 7.53.63 Saif Saaeed Shaheen 2004
  • 4 x 800m M 7.02.43 Kenya 2006 (Mutua, Yiampoy, Kombich, Bungei)
  • 1000m W 2.28.98 Svetlana Masterkova 1996
  • 2 mile W 8.58.58 Meseret Defar 2007
  • 4 x 1500m M 14.36.23 Kenya 2009 (Biwott, Gathimba, Rono, Choge)
  • 110m horden - Aries Merritt 12.80 2012  


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