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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

World Record Smashed

RIETI, Italy () -- Daniel Komen of Kenya made it third time lucky when he shattered Noureddine Morceli's 3,000 meters world record by nearly five seconds at an international meeting.


The 20-year-old Kenyan, who failed to qualify for the Atlanta Olympics, clocked seven minutes 20.67 seconds Sunday, breaking Morceli's time of 7:25.11 set two years ago in Monte Carlo.


The Kenyan failed to qualify for the Olympics but has been on blistering form on the grand prix circuit since then, and was only 0.05 of a second outside Morceli's mark in Monaco last month.