Kenya's Moses Kiptanui got the world record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and lost another when Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie shattered his world mark in the 5,000 meters at the Weltklasse meet.
Olympic champion Linford Christie won the 100 meters in 10.03, Michael Johnson won his 47th consecutive 400 in 43.89 and Algerian Noureddine Morceli ran a stadium record 3:45.19 mile, fastest in the world this year.In clocking 12 minutes, 44.39 seconds, Gebrselassie lowered Kiptanui's previous by nearly 11 seconds. Kiptanui became the first to break eight minutes for the steeplechase, clocking 7:59.18.
Mark Crear won the 110-meter hurdles in 13.18; five-time world champion Sergei Bubka of Ukraine won the pole vault with a stadium record 19 feet, 41/4 inches, and Troy Kemp the high jump at 7-61/2.
Gwen Torrence took the 200 in 21.98; Mozambique's Maria Mutola the 800 in 1:55.93, the year's fastest time, and Gail Devers the 100 in 12.75.
Other world champions winning included Ireland's Sonia O'Sullivan inthe women's 3,000 with 8:27.57, the year's fastest time and the stadium record; Denmark's Wilson Kipketer the 800 in 1:42.87, and Germany's Lars Riedel in the discus at 221 feet.