Friday, June 15, 2007

Incredible New World Record by Defar!

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At the ExxonMobil Bislett Games in Oslo, Norway, Meseret Defar of Ethiopia smashed her own world record of 14:24.53 in the women's 5000m run by 7.90 seconds with an incredible 14:16.63. Kenya's Vivian Cheruiyot also dipped under the record with a time of 14:22.51. In a post-race interview Defar said she expects to run a 14:10 in the future.

Osafa Powell of Jamaica won the men's 100m in a time of 9.94, the 2nd fastest 100m in the world this year, Powell's time is only 1/100th of a second behind Walter Dix' 2007 world-best time of 9.93. For complete results and news, visit the Bislett Games website here.

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