List Of American Medalists At IAAF World Indoor Championships – Mid And Distance Events

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by LetsRun.com
March 5, 2014

We’ve done a little research. Below are all of the American medalists in the history of the IAAF World Indoor Championships.

Note: The 1985 competition was known as the World Indoor Games, but we’ve included it.

Drug cheat Regina Jacobs‘ medals are still technically on the books but we’ve scratched her out below as her whole career is a farce in our minds.

It’s interesting to note that ignoring her, the US women have never won gold at World Indoors. A US-born man has only won gold once (David Krummenacker gold in 800 in 2003). Kenyan-born Bernard Lagat has achieved World Indoor 3,000 glory in each of the last two competitions.

Hopefully more history is made in 2014.

More: LRC Ranking The American Mid-D And Distance Runners’ Medal Chances At 2014 World Indoors From #1-12
*Complete 2014 World Indoor Track And Field Coverage

Year

Men’s Medalist(s)

Medal

Women’s Medallst(s)

Medal

1985

Don Clary

silver 3,000

PattiSue Plummer 

Bronze women’s 5,000

1987

Terry Brahm

bronze 3,000

none

1989

Jeff Atkinson

bronze 1,500

none

1991

none

none

1993

none

Joetta Clark/Lynn Jennings

bronze 800 and 3,000

1995

Erik Nedeau

bronze 1,500

Regina Jacobs, Lynn Jennings, Joan Nesbit

gold 15, silver 3k, bronze 3k

1997

Rich Kenah

bronze 800

Joetta Clark

bronze 800

1999

none

Regina Jacobs

bronze 1,500

2001

none

none

2003

David Krummenacker

gold 800

Regina Jacobs

gold 1,500

2004

none

Shayne Culpepper

bronze 3,000

2006

none

none

2008

none

none

2010

Bernard Lagat 

gold 3,000

Alysia Johnson (Montano)

bronze 800

2012

Bernard Lagat 

gold 3,000

Erica Moore

bronze 800


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