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Athletics-Ethiopia’s Girma breaks men’s 3,000m steeplechase world record in Paris

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LONDON (Reuters) – Olympic and world silver medallist Lamecha Girma of Ethiopia broke the world record in the men’s 3,000 metres steeplechase at the Paris Diamond League, the third world mark set on Friday.

Girma pulled away over the final lap to cross in seven minutes 52.11 seconds, lowering the previous mark of 7:53.63 set by Qatar’s Saif Saaeed Shaheen on Sept. 3, 2004 in Brussels.

(Reporting by Lori Ewing; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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