Tracks Oldest World Record Snapped

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

BRUSSELS (AP) -- A Kenyan quartet has beaten the oldest world record in athletics -- edging the 32-year-old 4x1500 meter mark of West Germany.

William Biwott, Gideon Gathimba, Geoffrey Rono and Augustine Choge set a time of 14 minutes 36.23 seconds at the Van Damme Memorial on Friday, just within the mark of of 4:38.8 the West Germans set in 1977.

The relay distance is never run at major championships and very rarely at big meets like the Golden League.

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