s 3000 Metres World Record Progression
Lambert M. SurhoneISBN: 978-6-1329-2555-8;
s 3,000 metres. The first record officially recognised by the IAAF was set on 6 July 1974 by Lyudmila Bragina from the Soviet Union. As of June 21, 2009, the IAAF has ratified nine world records in the event. Long-distance track event races require runners to balance their energy. Because these types of races are very energy-consuming, one requires mental determination and aerobic conditioning, since stamina is a bigger factor than speed.
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