Sporting Digest: Athletics

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The Independent Online
PU LINGTANG, a Chinese walker, broke the men's 20km walk world record in China's national championships in Peking on Thursday. The 23-year-old's time of 1 hour 18min 3sec took 10 seconds off the previous world record of 1:18:13, set by Pavol Blazek, from Czechoslovakia, in Germany in 1990.

INTERNATIONAL MILE RACES (Sydney, Aus unless stated) Men: 1 M Yates (GB) 3min 52.20sec; 2 S Cram (GB) 3:52.60; 3 P Scammell 3:53.20; 4 D Evans 3:55.40; 5 F O'Mara (Irl) 3:57.00. Women: 1 K Holmes (GB) 4:29.00; 2 H Boulmerka (Alg) 4:34.20; 3 L Miller 4:34.40; 4 S Walsham 4:48.70; 5 M Baker 4:52.50.

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