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Athletics-Powell equals men's 100 metres world record
Jamaican Asafa Powell equalled the men's 100 metres world record with a time of 9.77 seconds at a grand prix meeting on June 11.
Athletics-Defar sets women's world record in 5,000 metres
Meseret Defar of Ethiopia set a world record in the women's 5,000 metres on Saturday with a time of 14 minutes 24.53 seconds at New York's grand prix athletics meeting at Icahn Stadium.
Athletics-Gatlin's world record corrected to 9.77
Justin Gatlin's 100 metres world record of 9.76 seconds has been corrected to 9.77, equalling the previous mark, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said on Wednesday.
Athletics-Evolution of men's 100 metres world record
Evolution of the men's 100 metres world record after American Justin Gatlin ran 9.76 seconds on Friday:
Swimming-Manaudou breaks 400 metre freestyle world record
Laure Manaudou of France broke the 400 metres freestyle world record when she clocked four minutes 3.03 seconds at the national championships on Friday.
Athletics-U.S. break indoor 4x400 metres relay world record
Olympic gold medallist Jeremy Wariner anchored the U.S. team to an indoor 4x400 metres relay world record of 3:01.96 in Fayetteville, Arkansas on Saturday, USA Track & Field said on its website.
Athletics-Spearmon sprints to world record over 300 metres
Wallace Spearmon set a new world record for the rarely-run 300 metres at an invitational indoor meeting in Fayetteville, Arkansas on Friday, the American picking up the biggest prize on a night when sprinters excelled.
Swimming-Jones sets 100m breaststroke world record
Leisel Jones broke her second world record in three days on Friday, setting a new 100 metres breaststroke mark at the Australian Commonwealth Games trials in Melbourne.
Athletics-Russians set indoor 4 x 400 metres relay world record
Russia set a women's 4 x 400 metres relay indoor world record of three minutes 23.37 seconds during an international meeting in Glasgow on Saturday.
Athletics-World record holder Kipketer announces retirement
Kenyan-born Dane Wilson Kipketer, the world 800 metres record holder and a three-times world champion, has announced his retirement.
Athletics-Menendez sets world record in gold medal triumph
Cuban Osleidys Menendez broke her own javelin world record by 16 centimetres in recapturing the world title on Sunday.
Swimming-Lenton smashes 100m short course world record
Libby Lenton smashed the women's 100 metres freestyle short-course world record on Monday in her semi-final at the Australian short-course championships in Melbourne.
Athletics-Ivanova sets world record in 20 km walk
Russian Olimpiada Ivanova set a world record of one hour 25 minutes 41 seconds in the women's 20 km walk final on the second day of the 10th world championships on Sunday.
Swimming-Edmistone sets 50m breaststroke world record
Jade Edmistone of Australia set a world record of 30.45 seconds in the final of the women's 50 metres breaststroke at the world swimming championships on Sunday.
Swimming-Crocker breaks world record to beat Phelps
Ian Crocker demolished the world record to win the 100 metres butterfly at the world swimming championships on Saturday and ruin Michael Phelps's dream of winning six gold medals.
Swimming-Australian Jones sets 200m breaststroke world record
Leisel Jones of Australia set a world record of two minutes 21.72 seconds in the final of the women's 200 metres breaststroke at the world championships on Friday. Jones sliced 0.72 seconds
Swimming-Peirsol sets 200m backstroke world record
Aaron Peirsol of the United States set a world record of one minute 54.66 seconds in the final of the men's 200 metres backstroke at the world championships on Friday.
Swimming-Pole Jedrzejczak sets 200m butterfly world record
Otylia Jedrzejczak of Poland set a world record of two minutes 05.61 seconds in the final of the women's 200 metres butterfly at the world championships on Thursday.
Swimming-Hackett breaks 800m freestyle world record
Grant Hackett of Australia set a world record of seven minutes 38.65 seconds to win the final of the men's 800 metres freestyle at the world swimming championships on Wednesday.
Swimming-American Hardy sets 100m breaststroke world record
Jessica Hardy of the United States set a world record of one minute 06.20 seconds in the semi-finals of the women's 100 metres breaststroke at the world championships on Monday.
Swimming-Roland Schoeman sets 50m butterfly world record
South African Roland Schoeman set a world record of 23.01 seconds for the men's 50 metres butterfly at the world championships on Sunday.
Athletics-Isinbayeva sets pole vault world record again
Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva broke her own world record once again on Tuesday, clearing 4.93 metres at a Super Grand Prix meeting.