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Mutola Narrowly Misses 600 Record

September 2, 2003

NAIMETTE-XHOVEMENT, Belgium (AP) _ World and Olympic champion Maria Mutola of Mozambique won the 600 meters at the Liege Meet on Tuesday, missing the world record by a half-second.

Mutola finished the 1 1/2 laps in 1 minute, 23.13 seconds, missing the 1997 record of Cuba’s Ana Fidelia Quirot by .50 seconds.

Mutola lunged past Russia’s Natalya Khrushchelyova at the line, and Britain’s Kelly Holmes was third.

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