Athletics: Guerrouj's mile record

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The Independent Online
THE MOROCCAN Hicham El Guerrouj shaved 1.26 seconds off the men's mile world record in Rome last night when he recorded 3min 43.13sec in a dramatic race at the second Golden League meeting of the season.

Guerrouj, who broke the 1,500m world record on the same track last year, was pushed all the way to the finish line by Kenya's Noah Ngeny.

The the previous best was 3:44.39 set by Algeria's Noureddine Morceli in Rieti, Italy in September 1993.

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