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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Ottey Sets Sprint Record

Jamaican Merlene Ottey set a 50 meters world indoor record when she clocked 6 seconds.


Her performance at an international athletics meeting in Moscow beat the previous record of 6.03 seconds set on Tuesday by Russia's Irina Privalova.


Also on Friday, Russia broke the world indoor record for the women's 4x800 meters relay with a time of 8:18.71 seconds. The record broke the 1987 record of 8:25.05 by the United States.