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El Guerrouj Breaks Track Record

July 14, 1998

ROME (AP) _ Morocco’s Hicham El Guerrouj set a new world record for the 1,500 meters at the Golden Gala meet Tuesday night, clocking 3 minutes, 26 seconds.

El Guerrouj, the world champion at the distance, slashed more than a second off the old mark of 3:27.37, established by middle-distance great Nourredine Morceli in 1995.

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