Sporting Digest: Athletics

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The Independent Online
Two of Africa's greatest athletes will swap distances in an attempt to break each other's records at the Bupa Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham on 14 February 14. Daniel Komen, the world and commonwealth 5,000 metres champion from Kenya, will make an assault on Haile Gebrselassie's 2,000m world indoor record. Ethiopia's Gebrselassie will attempt to break Komen's 5,000m record.

Iwan Thomas, the European and Commonwealth 400m champion, has been named Welsh Sports Personality of 1998.