July 3, 2015
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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